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COOS BAY — Light bulb moments are becoming more common in Coos Bay classrooms. More Coos Bay kids are low-risk in reading and math this year than when standards assessment easyCBM was implemented during the 2009-2010 school year. The reading and math tests, which K-7 students take in the fall, winter and spring, are aligned to state standards. The tests allow teachers to pinpoint exactly which

skills are giving students trouble and which are a breeze. From the fall to winter test, the number of Coos Bay kindergartners in the low-risk reading category doubled. More than 25 percent of second-graders fell out of the high-risk math category into either medium- or low-risk. For the last few years, more kids were slipping out of low-risk and into medium- or high-risk categories, a negative trend that correlated to slipping scores on the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.

But last year, school improvement coordinator Chad Putman saw easyCBM scores plateau. He wasn’t sure whether it was a bump in the downward slope or a new trend in a positive direction. According to positive results from this year so far, Putman said it’s the latter. “I attribute the increase in ECBM scores to district coordination, focus on best practice, intervention/acceleration and equity through the use of PLCs (professional learning communities),” he said. “By equity I mean

targeting specific skills or standards as opposed to sorting students into high, medium and low performing groups, which is ‘tracking.’ All students should receive help or acceleration based on their need.” Districtwide standardization encourages teamwork, he said, which has put more teachers on the same page. “It’s a culture shift, so there has been some pushback,” he said. Several teachers say the tests are inaccurate since some kids are placed in higher-risk groups than

the teacher had placed them in originally. At school board meetings this year, a few Madison Elementary teachers have voiced their concerns. Madison third grade teacher Melia Jasso worried she was working from a “script” that forced her to divert attention from struggling students. “I’m afraid I’m becoming an ineffective teacher,” she recently told the board. “I’m trying to conform ... at the cost of students.” SEE SCORES | A8

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Two Canada geese take some time on a misty day on Coos Bay to do some preening while standing on a log. The two were off the North Bend Boardwalk on Monday afternoon. It may be a little wet weatherwise a little longer. The forecast calls for off-and-on rain until Thursday night, then a chance of rain over the weekend.

2015 budget focuses on boosting economy BY ALAN FRAM The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is unwrapping a nearly $4 trillion budget that gives Democrats an election-year playbook for fortifying the economy and bolstering Americans’ incomes. It also underscores how pressure has faded to launch bold, new attacks on federal deficits. Obama’s 2015 fiscal blueprint, which he is sending Congress on Tuesday, was expected to include proposals to upgrade aging highways and railroads, finance more pre-kindergarten programs and enhance job training. The White House said it would also enlarge the earned income tax credit to cover 13.5 million low-earning workers without children, expand the child care tax credit for some parents and make it easier for workers to contribute to Individual Retirement Accounts. A revamping of corporate income taxes and higher tobacco levies would help pay for some of the initiatives. White House aides say Obama’s blueprint would obey overall agency spending limits enacted in December that followed a pact

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Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama unveils an election-year budget Tuesday that drops cuts to Social Security and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and job training. between Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the heads of the House and Senate budget committees. Yet Obama will propose an additional package of $56 billion in spending priorities, the aides say, half for defense and half for domestic programs. It would be fully paid for by cutting spending and narrowing tax loopholes, such as boosting collections from U.S. firms doing business overseas, they

said. That package, like much of the president’s plan, seemed sure to draw catcalls from Republicans. Their recipe for accelerating economic growth includes cutting taxes or overhauling the entire tax code, and they criticize higher spending as wasteful. With the Democratic-led Senate and GOP-run House gridlocked,

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the shutdown was a striking reminder that national parks are a powerful economic engine for local economies across the country. The report released Monday said five states, including California and Arizona, lost more than $20 million during the 16-day shutdown. Six states received permission to reopen national parks within their borders using state money. The report said those states generated nearly $10 in visitor spending for every dollar spent.

PORTLAND — Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange said Monday it will pay its main technology contractor much of the money it’s been withholding in payments, in exchange for Oracle’s promise to continue working with the state during a transition period. Meanwhile, Gov. John Kitzhaber expressed pessimism about the prospects for Cover Oregon and Oracle finishing the website before the end of March, when nearly all Americans are required to have insurance under the federal health care law. “It has become increasingly clear that we may not be able to have the public portion of the website operational for the current enrollment period,” Kitzhaber said in a statement following Cover Oregon’s announcement. “While I am deeply disappointed in the technology’s performance to date, we must do everything possible to ensure that we continue to enroll Oregonians through our current process.” Kitzhaber’s statement followed the announcement by Cover Oregon that it’s reached a transition agreement with Oracle. The state agreed to pay $44 million of the nearly $70 million it was withholding. Cover Oregon said it will continue to withhold $25.6 million that Oracle Corp. has billed for technology development work from September 2013 through Feb. 28, 2014. The state has already paid the Redwood City, Calif., company more than $90 million in federal funds for building the exchange. It stopped payments after the exchange website failed to go live Oct. 1 and serious problems with the site’s coding came to light. Oregon is the only state that still doesn’t have an online portal where the general public can sign up for health insurance in one sitting through a marketplace required under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Cover Oregon said that under the transition agreement, Oracle will provide services during open

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Marshfield singing talent takes top honors in district COOS BAY — Three Marshfield High singers qualified for the OSAA State Solo Music Championship. The Pirates competed in the Oregon Music Educators Association District 7 Contest and each

landed in first place in their category: Allysa Putas in soprano, Katie Boesl in alto and Quentin Kirk in baritone. The state championship is May 3 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.

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THURSDAY Get Out Get Covered 11 a.m.-2 p.m., North Bend Medical Center, 1900 Woodland Drive, Coos Bay. PacificSource health plans will help with health insurance enrollment. Richard J. King Lecture and Booksigning 67:30 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Title, “The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History.”

WEDNESDAY Ash Wednesday Healthcare Education Forum 8:30-10 a.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Learn about Affordable Care Act and Cover Oregon. An insurance representative will be available to answer questions and help with the enrollment process. Business Connection Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, Salmon Room,

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World Day of Prayer 1 p.m., Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 16th St., North Bend. “Streams in the Desert” by World Day of Prayer in Egypt. Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk 5-7:30 p.m. Start at Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, 50 Central Ave. Map & glass $10. Proceeds benefit South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival and Coos Bay North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau. 541-269-1222 ext. 248 2014 Biennial Student Art Exhibit and Vision 2014 High School Art Competition Opening Reception 3-5 p.m., Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Museum will remain open until 7:30 p.m. Pat Snyder “South Coast Textures” Art Opening 5-7 p.m., Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, Newport. “A Thousand Threads” Art and Poetry Opening 7 p.m., Port Orford Public Library, 1421 Oregon St., Port Orford. “Bull in a China Shop” 7 p.m., North Bend High School multipurpose room, 2323 Pacific Ave., North Bend. Adults $7, senior and youth $5. Marcia Marchant directs NB Drama Dogs. 541-252-1506 “Steel Magnolias” 7 p.m., Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave., North Bend.

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Coos Bay man admits to Seminar teaches basics of investing series of sex abuse charges SOUTH COAST THE WORLD COQUILLE — Dyami Wolf, 20, had been facing a total of 15 different sex abuse-related charges, including three counts of sex abuse in the first degree, before reaching a plea agreement with the prosecution. On Monday, he agreed to plead guilty to four counts of sex abuse in the third degree, one count of attempted sodomy, and two counts of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor. According to the District Attorney’s Office, the charges involved more than one victim, and the victims were over the age of 12. Wolf will be back in court for sentencing at 8:30 a.m.

Thefts & Mischief COOS BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT March 2, 8:15 a.m., dispute, 1900 block of Lawnridge Loop. March 2, 12:53 p.m., fraud, 300 block of South Empire Boulevard. March 2, 1:10 p.m., theft, Walmart. March 2, 3:13 p.m., dispute, Coos Bay Public Library. March 2, 3:17 p.m., shoplifter, Fred Meyer. March 2, 5:12 p.m., man arrested for fourth-degree domestic assault, 1900 block of North Seventh Street. March 2, 8:19 p.m., dispute, Camman Street and Schetter Avenue. March 3, 7 a.m., criminal trespass, 400 block of North Wasson Street.

COOS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE March 2, 2:21 p.m., dispute, 63800 block of Wallace Road, Coos Bay.

NORTH BEND POLICE DEPARTMENT March 2, 11:53 a.m., hit-and-run collision, 1300 block of Sherman Avenue. March 2, 3:40 p.m., criminal trespass, 1700 block of Virginia Avenue. March 2, 3:40 p.m., man arrested on Multnomah County warrant for probation violation, Sherman Avenue and Connecticut Avenue. March 2, 5:49 p.m., man arrested on Coos County warrant for failure to appear, Thompson Avenue and Pacific Avenue. March 2, 6:08 p.m., criminal mischief, 3200 block of Chester Street. March 2, 9:35 p.m., theft of gaming voucher, The Mill CasinoHotel.

Felony Arrests Roy Whipple — Coquille police arrested Whipple on March 2 in the 1100 block of North Baxter street on charges of seconddegree burglary and first-degree criminal trespass.

Corrections Arrested person listed with wrong name Saturday’s edition of The World incorrectly identified a male suspect arrested Feb. 26 by Oregon State Police for methamphetamine possession. The person arrested was Jack Lee Duke III.

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Odam receives prison time for sex abuse A man who pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sex abuse was sentenced Monday. James David Odam, 64,

had two other charges dismissed as part of the agreement. Odam admitted to victimizing a child, to whom he is related by marriage. He was sentenced to 75 months in prison, equating to just over six years, and was also given 45 months of post-prison supervision. The charge is a Measure 11 crime, meaning he will have to serve every day of that sentence.

The Foundations of Investing seminar will take place at 7 p.m. March 6, at the Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Start your year off with some financial fitness. Whether you are a new investor or just need a refresher, plan to attend the Foundations of Investing seminar. Attendees will be given an overview of investing, including key terms and definitions of investment

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Richard J. King Presentations Author Richard J. King will give two presentations of his newly released book “The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History” at the

R E P O R T S North Bend Library at 7:30 p.m. March 6, and the South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center at 10 a.m. March 8. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Books by the Bay and the Friends of South Slough Bookstore and More. For more information,call the library at 541-756-0400.

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Into the future by degrees Our view Community colleges like Southwestern Oregon continue to prepare students for occupations for tomorrow.

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In last Saturday’s editorial we talked about the silver linings in the latest report on the local jobs market. We noticed a slight increase in available jobs and across a broad spectrum of occupations. We also raised the issue of whether the work force has the skills necessary for those new opportunities and suggested that community colleges may be ideally positioned to provide at least some of that training. And, indeed, folks are trying to do just that at Southwestern Oregon Community College. According to the college’s

vice president of instruction Ross Tomlin, some new twoyear degrees are slated for debut next fall that will offer skills needed for the occupations of tomorrow. Working with Oregon State University, the community college will offer associate of science degrees in forestry and natural resources. Completing these degrees will prepare a student for jobs in the industry immediately, or easily transfer to four-year courses of study at Oregon State. Another two-year associates should be ready for next fall in marine biology, in coordination with the

University of Oregon and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. And in partnership with the Oregon Institute of Technology, the community college is also planning on offering medical sciences degrees next fall, as well. Exciting things should be happening digitally, too, next fall. Tomlin says they plan to begin two-year programs in digital media, digital communications and software development. And they’re still not done. For the next year the college hopes to develop even more new programs in health fields, following the national

trend towards more occupations in that area as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. Tomlin calls two-year institutions one leg of the three-legged stool of public education, K-12 and fouryear institutions being the other two. Of the three, community colleges are most directly related to preparing people for actual employment. And from what Tomlin described about Southwestern’s future, they are on track to provide the employment skills needed for the future.

Hurray for a GOP tax plan A Republican leader is doing something right ... and good. He is Rep. David Camp of Michigan. Camp has issued a detailed plan for simplifying the tax code. That’s his duty as chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes tax law. Reforming the 70,000-page abomination that is our tax laws — and making them fairer — has long been a stated goal of both parties. But it is a notoriously unpleasant job because it involves doing away with tax loopholes that have vocal and deep-pocketed supporters. Many Republicans don’t want to touch tax reform now for the same reason they don’t want to do immigration reform now. The midterms are in November. Rather than grapple with tough controversies, GOP political strategists prefer stirring up the voters with vile tales of Obamacare. Repealing the health reforms is not on the table these days, and public support for them continues to grow. But that does not seem to deter determined demagogues. Shame on them. And shame on Democrats reportedly gleeful that Republicans may have to fight one another over a bunch of controversial tax FROMA proposals right before an HARROP election. Is it too much for our representatives in Columnist Washington to do some work in the next eight months? “I’m for the concept of tax reform, but many of us have concerns about releasing a plan,considering the likelihood of enacting it this year,” Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., told Politico. Right, like tax reform is going to be enacted next year, when the presidential candidates are scurrying around trying to please their bases. Remember the 2012 presidential election, when no Republican would name a single tax loophole he or she would close? Meanwhile, Politico said, “House Democrats think they’ve been handed a gift.” I wish it quoted one so we’d have someone to bash. Responsible conservatives have long endorsed cutting the top rates and making up for the resulting loss of revenues by doing away with special tax deals for those with friends in Washington. That could work. Camp’s plan would shrink the number of individual tax brackets from seven to two — 10 percent and 25 percent. Some liberals won’t cotton to the idea of lowering the tax bracket for the rich. (The top tax rate is now 39.6 percent.) But there’s a lot in the proposal that courtiers for the “1 percent” won’t like at all. First off, it would add a 10 percent surtax on individual incomes over $450,000. It would require big banks to pay new taxes on their assets. And it would subject private-equity magnates to the same tax rate on their wage-type income that the police guarding their estates pay. (Private-equity managers now get away with paying the lower investment-income tax rate.) The proposal would cut the maximum deduction for home mortgages from $1 million to $500,000. Should the rest of us be subsidizing mortgages on mega-mansions? Most would say no, but the real estate industry will fight like tigers to keep this boondoggle going for its richest homebuyers. Looking at all the numbers, the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation believes the streamlined tax code would “grow” the economy by $3.4 trillion over the next decade, creating almost 2 million new jobs. Importantly, it would increase federal revenues by $700 billion. One doesn’t have to cheer every detail in the plan — or those missing from it. For example, an unwarranted special tax deal for oil and gas companies would remain in place. But here is a serious proposal deserving a respectful look. The time for tax reform is now and now. Otherwise, it becomes never or never.

Letters to the Editor More on City Kitty saga City Kitty update, Feb. 28, 2014. We trapped City Kitty, took her to my shed and she escaped 20 minutes later. If you see a little black, short haired, frightened cat, please let me know at Karin Kenney Coos Bay

Painted hydrants brighten the town I rarely am moved enough to actually want to respond to a letter to the editor. However, Mr. Matosec’s letter in the Feb. 27 issue of The World titled “What’s wrong with plain red?” has stirred me to put fingers to keyboard. I am sorry that you are upset

that you live in a community that is involved in the lives of it’s neighbors. Such as the children that painted these inventive and insightful fire hydrants. Yes, I suppose there are those who would like to live in a community where everyone marches to the same drummer and all live in high-rise beehive buildings, and all think just the same, about themselves and no one else. I, my husband, family, friends, folks that we volunteer with, go to church with, etc., all love living in a small rural-type community where everyone cares about his neighbor. Where everyone on the street greets each other with a smile or friendly “hello.” Where we don’t have to be afraid of walking our dogs down neighborhood streets at night. Where we have schools where they don’t have to wear certain colors to school because of gangs. A community

where folks walk leisurely down city streets and make eye contact with each other and not scurry past with downcast eyes blocking out the rest of humanity. These individually painted hydrants make me proud and give me a sense of comfort, security and belonging every time I see them. They put a smile on my face and in my heart. I am proud to be a part of an imaginative, creative and caring community. So no, I do not want to see all the hydrants the same color red that inspires no feelings of individuality or belonging. Suzie Biggs Coquille

ORCCA welcomes tribal grant On behalf of the ORCCA board, staff and families served, thank

you to the Coquille Tribal Community Fund board of trustees for your generous grants totaling $19,000 to the following ORCCA programs: South Coast Food Share, CASA of Coos County and Share Bear Snack Pack. In 2001, the Coquille Tribal Council established the Coquille Tribal Community Fund in order to share profits from its business ventures, particularly The Mill Casino-Hotel, with the surrounding community. The fund gives the tribe a means to target its charitable efforts toward projects that will make a clear difference for daily life in the Bay Area and the southwest Oregon region. We appreciate your continued support of families served by ORCCA programs! Deborah Ross Coos Bay

Why Clinton should embarrass us Finally, a headline of my dreams: “Rand Paul: Democrats Should Be ‘Embarrassed’ to Be Seen With Bill Clinton.” In fact, the headline is stronger than Sen. Paul’s actual statement — Democrats “ought to be a little embarrassed” — but I’ll gladly take it and extend my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Sen. Paul for being the first political leader I can remember (perhaps only?) to acknowledge the obvious: Bill Clinton, grossout,serial sexual predator accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick (not to mention virtual creator of the Red Chinese military threat through releases of military technology in exchange for campaign contributions), is a national disgrace. Yes, Democrats should be “embarrassed” to be seen with him — and with his wife, too, but that’s another column. The reality, of course, is that Democrats celebrate Clinton, showcasing him as a keynote speaker at the 2012 National Democratic Convention, for example. But I doubt it’s just Democrats who still scrap for his autograph, pay a hefty year’s salary (six figures) for one speech and generally treat Bill Clinton like a respected and laudatory personage. And that’s a problem. I became a columnist and editorial writer at The Washington

Times in the aftermath of Bill Clinton’s Dec. 19, 1998 impeachment (I put out the flag to mark the historic date), but the impeachment beat DIANA would remain busy through WEST the next elec- Columnist tion cycle. There was much fallout to wade through — Clinton’s contempt of court finding, his subsequent disbarments (in Arkansas and at the U.S. Supreme Court), controversy over then-presidential candidate Al Gore’s come-what-may support for Clinton, and numerous other scandals now mainly forgotten. For a flickering moment, Bill Clinton was really in disgrace — eclipse, certainly — and the scandals, both large and petty, didn’t stop, not even after Bill and Hillary left the White House. Remember Pardongate? Giftgate? The Clinton saga, though, isn’t about one man, or even one president. Bill Clinton’s gold-plated stature symbolizes something larger — a loss of moral balance throughout society. At the time, Clinton himself was unaware of this imbalance, something that becomes apparent when recalling everything he did to cover up a

scandal for which the American public, it turned out, had no intention of penalizing him. Indeed, there has been no enduring disgust about his lying, his predatory and abusive behaviors (let alone serial corruption and sellouts to the People’s Republic of China). The irony remains that Bill Clinton, our first adolescent president, actually believed his country was more grown up than he was. He was wrong. And that’s why Sen. Paul can make headlines for pointing out what, in a morally balanced society, would be unremarkable. Seven years ago, I examined this phenomenon in my first book, “The Death of the GrownUp: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization.” What I called “the death of the grownup” was, in fact, my metaphor for the moral vacuum at the heart of society — again, larger than any one individual, even if Bill Clinton could serve as poster boy for the perpetual adolescent. More important, though, was (and still is) the country’s inability and/or disinterest in passing judgment according to traditional precepts of right and wrong. This remains symptomatic of a wider and very dangerous cultural devolution. This is the hollow center of our “world without grown-ups.” It is a

dangerous place, considering, as Byron York once pointed out, that “whenever a serious terrorist attack occurred, it seemed Bill Clinton was always busy with something else.” That “something else” invariably was a red-faced and protracted consequence of Clinton’s “embarrassing” behavior. For example, when the Khobar Towers were blown up in 1996 by Iranian terrorists possibly backed by al-Qaida, killing 19 servicemen and wounding almost 400 others, Bill Clinton’s White House was knee-deep in the corruption of “Whitewater” and “Filegate.” At the time of the 1998 twin embassy attacks by al-Qaida in Africa, the focus was Monica Lewinsky and the blue Gap dress she didn’t take to the cleaners. The world continued to turn, even if the Bill Clinton White House hunkered down. The U.S. was passing bloody milestones in the jihad against the West, but We, the People, had to navigate the Clinton years in blinders along an alternate route — a dark tunnel marked by tawdry domestic scandal. The moral of the Clinton story? Self-indulgent and societyindulged individuals (read: childish in the worst way) make corrupt and dangerous leaders. That’s not what Sen. Paul was saying — but it’s a start.

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News of the West Pregnant mom wants another princess, not a little frog DEAR ABBY: I’m a single mother of a beautiful 2-yearold daughter. I have always pictured myself as a mom of four little princesses. When I fantasized about having children, I imagined fairy tales, ballet, cheerleading, dressup, tea parties — all girl things. Now I’m expecting a DEAR little boy and I feel h ea r t b ro ken. When I learned my first was a girl, I couldn’t wait to meet her. I bought her JEANNE everything PHILLIPS pink and frilly. Here I am eight weeks from my due date, and I have yet to buy this baby a single thing. When I look at baby boy items, I become severely depressed. I’m no longer with the baby’s father. He and his family are very excited about the baby, as he will be the only male grandchild for this generation. The truth is, the more I think about it, the more I am pulled in the direction of signing over my parental rights to my ex. At least he really wants him, whereas I don’t. I know this sounds terrible and selfish. I feel like a monster, but I can’t help it. My family is totally against it. My dad says I shouldn’t even allow my ex to visit our son in the hospital after he’s born. No one will listen to how I feel. They keep saying my feelings will change after the baby is born, but I doubt it. I just need some guidance. — UNDESERVING TITLE OF MOMMY DEAR MOMMY: I don’t think you are a monster. I DO think you are not thinking objectively right now. Let me point out that life doesn’t always go the way we fantasize. Because you imagined that you’d be the mother of four little princesses doesn’t guarantee that you WILL be. I see no need to rush into signing any papers right now, regardless of how eager your boyfriend and his parents are about the baby. There will be time for that later, if you still want to. For now, ask your parents to help you select some baby boy outfits, and tell your doctor about all of your feelings because they may be hormonal. You might benefit from some professional counseling right now — more than I can offer you — and I urge you to get it before doing anything you might later regret. DEAR ABBY: I received a restaurant gift card from some friends. When I presented it at a restaurant, it was refused as “never having been activated through purchase.� I called my friends to let them know, thinking it was a mistake on the part of the restaurant at the time it was purchased. They said they would come by and pick up the card. I have heard nothing from them since, and I haven’t written a thank-you note or made any further attempt to contact them. Was I right in calling them? Do I now ignore the whole thing? — GIFT CARD DENIED DEAR G.C.D.: You did nothing wrong in calling your friends to tell them what happened. They may not have picked it up because they were embarrassed, or because they really never intended to activate it. I don’t think it’s necessarily worth ending a relationship over — IF you want to continue a friendship with people whose credibility you question. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Former tribal leader pleads not guilty in killings BY JEFF BARNARD The Associated Press

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State Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, speaks on the House floor on Monday at the state Capitol in Salem. The Legislature delayed voting on a bill that would grant local governments the power to forbid medical marijuana dispensaries.

Oregon House delays bill on pot dispensary bans BY CHAD GARLAND The Associated Press

SALEM — Oregonians began applying Monday for state permits to open medical marijuana dispensaries, even as the Legislature once again delayed voting on a bill that would grant local governments the power to forbid such shops. For a second time, Democrats in the Oregon House delayed voting on the bill that would let communities and counties prohibit medical pot stores within their borders. House Democrats said they need one more day to discuss the issue before possibly sending it back to the Senate. Supporters of the bill called for urgency in clarifying how far local

governments could go in regulating pot shops. The Legislature authorized medical marijuana dispensaries last year, and the state agency that oversees the stores began taking online license applications on Monday. Nearly 200 applications were submitted in the first hour after the website’s launch, according to Karynn Fish, a spokeswoman for the Oregon Health Authority. A total of about 290 paid applications were submitted on the first day, with close to half coming from Multnomah County. Citing conflicting state and federal laws, local governments had asked the Legislature to take up a bill laying out their authority to regulate and even prohibit

the facilities. Several jurisdictions have already passed legislation banning pot dispensaries. Critics have argued that local bans would make it difficult for people to get needed medication. Dispensary owners say bans would be unfair to those who already have invested in security systems and other requirements to comply with state rules, and would have to relocate if local bans are allowed. The House version of the bill, SB 1531, would allow local bans to remain in place. It reverses a decision made in the Senate, where lawmakers voted to let local governments restrict the time, place and manner in which pot stores can operate but not impose outright bans.

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MEDFORD (AP) — A company based in Southern Oregon is working on the restoration of the U.S. Capitol dome. Dan Thomas told the Medford Mail Tribune that he started as a housepainter in 1979 in Central Point, and his company, F.D. Thomas Inc., now performs largescale restoration work on airports and bridges around the country. The company has engineering offices in Tacoma, Wash., and Sacramento, Calif., but the headquarters remains in Central Point. Thomas says it will take two years to finish the work, a painstaking process last undertaken in 1959. The Architect of the Capitol, the government office overseeing the $60 million project, says there are more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies in the cast iron dome, made of nearly 9 million pounds of ironwork bolted together.

E-cigarette batteries can cause fires — (AP) MEDFORD Medford authorities say the lithium batteries that power the vaporizers in electronic cigarettes have caused two fires recently in Medford when they overheated during charging. Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg says one caused a mattress to catch fire, while the other exploded and sent bits of burning battery into the ceiling and walls. Kleinberg tells the Mail Tribune that nobody got

D I G E S T hurt, but either fire could have gotten out of hand, with serious consequences. He says the devices aren’t strictly regulated, and not all have been tested by nationally recognized laboratories. Kleinberg says people who use the battery-powered devices should unplug them before going to bed be sure to have a working smoke alarm.

Fundraising campaign raises $1.1 billion CORVALLIS (AP) — Oregon State University has raised more than $1.1 billion in its fund-raising campaign. The university says it passed its $1 billion goal nearly a year early, and the campaign will continue the rest of this year. The Oregonian reports the money will create scholarships and fellowships for students, endow faculty positions, and renovate dozens of campus buildings.

Dog rescued from deep backcountry snow PENDLETON (AP) — A Pendleton, man and his two teenage sons say they found a thirsty, famished Airedale terrier struggling to move in deep snow when they paused after a 14-mile snowmobile ride into the northeast Oregon backcountry. The East Oregonian reports that Brian Stewart sent his sons back to camp to

fetch a sled last Saturday. They loaded the dog and took him back to their camp, where he was able to eat and drink. Then they put him in a tent and turned up the portable heater. In Stewart’s words, “His feet were like ice. We got him warmed up.� The dog is now staying at a farm belonging to some friends while Stewart and his sons try to find the animal’s owner.

Old Clackamas Fair livestock barn closed CANBY (AP) — The Clackamas County Fair Board has closed the historic livestock barn at the county event center until further notice because of public safety concerns. It seems that weather and age have taken a toll on the barn, built in 1924. The barn has been used for numerous events at the Canby, fairgrounds, including the county fair. County spokesman Tim Heider says the barn was closed as a precaution during the recent snowstorm and subsequent inspections raised questions about the barn’s condition. In recent years, the building has suffered roof water damage and some foundation displacement. The fair board is making other arrangements for events scheduled at the barn. No final decisions have been made on the livestock barn’s future, pending estimates of what repairs or replacement might cost.

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The lawyer for the former leader of a small Northern California Indian tribe has asked the community not to prejudge the woman as she faces trial on allegations that she fatally shot four people and tried to kill two others at a tribal meeting considering her eviction. Cherie Lash Rhoades pleaded not guilty Monday in Modoc County Superior Court in Alturas, Calif., to a complaint charging her with four counts of murder and two of attempted murder. The charges carry a potential death penalty. Afterward, defense attorney Antonio R. Alvarez asked that people not prejudge Rhoades. He said the facts of what happened — “and more importantly why� — have not been fully developed. The attack happened Feb. 20 at a Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Council meeting at the tribe’s headquarters, just a block from the Alturas Police Department. Rhoades had been suspended as chairwoman of the 35-member tribe just three weeks earlier, pending a federal investigation into allegations that she embez-

Oregon ballot measures dropped in compromise BY JONATHAN J. COOPER The Associated Press

SALEM — Public employee unions and anti-union petitioners agreed Monday to a cease-fire on competing ballot measures, avoiding an expensive and bruising showdown between unions and business interests. The decision is a coup for Gov. John Kitzhaber, who has worked for more than a year to get business and labor interests to move past their acrimonious 2010 fight over two measures that raised taxes on corporations and the wealthy. He hopes to eventually broker a compromise that would have both sides support a wide-rangeffort ing tax-reform designed to reduce Oregon’s heavy reliance on personal income taxes to fund schools and state government, but the ballot measures threatened to poison the waters. “Instead of spending millions on ballot measure battles, we have an agreement that provides an opportunity for people to work with one another on solving Oregon’s biggest problems,� Kitzhaber said in a statement. “I appreciate the willingness of the measures’ sponsors to take this enormous step forward.� Our Oregon, a liberal group backed primarily by public-employee unions, has agreed to withdraw 10 proposed measures that would increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy. The group had said it would decide later which of the 10 to move forward with. In a statement from its campaign arm, Our Oregon

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Nation and World Settlement reached in caged kids case TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Eleven children forced to sleep in cages by their adoptive parents reached a $2 million settlement with an Ohio county where three of them lived before they were placed in the home outfitted with wire and wood enclo-

sures. The agreement, which still needs a judge’s approval, likely will bring a close to the series of lawsuits and financial settlements that came after the children were taken out of the home in 2005. The adopted and foster

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Putin: Russia has right to use force in Ukraine MOSCOW (AP) — Accusing the West of encouraging an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow reserves the right to use its military to protect Russians there but voiced hope it won’t need to do so. The Russian leader’s first comments on Ukraine since its fugitive president fled to Russia came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kiev to meet with Ukraine’s new government. that Putin declared Western actions were driving Ukraine into anarchy and warned that any sanctions the West places on Russia for its actions there will backfire. Both the U.S. and the 28-nation European Union have raised the possibility of sanctions against Russia. The U.S. announced a $1 billion aid package Tuesday in energy subsidies to Ukraine, which is scrambling to get international loans to fend off looming bankruptcy. Its finance minister, who has said Ukraine needs $35 billion to get through this year and next, was meeting Tuesday with officials from the International Monetary Fund. Tensions remained high Tuesday in Crimea, with troops loyal to Moscow firing warning shots to ward off

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Tonight: Rain. Low around 53. South wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts to 37 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. Wednesday: Rain. High near 59. South wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts to 26 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. Wednesday Night: Rain. Low around 51. South southwest wind around 24 mph, with gusts to 40 mph. Thursday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible. High near 57. Southwest wind 25 to 29 mph.


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Minneapolis 9° | 26°

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Tonight: Rain. Low around 52. South wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts to 37 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. Wednesday: Rain. High near 58. South wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts to 31 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. Wednesday Night: Rain. Low around 51. South wind 23 to 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Thursday: Showers. High near 55. Southwest wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts to 34 mph. Chance of rain is 100%.

New York 22° | 38°

Detroit 13° | 25°

Washington D.C. 17° | 41°

Los Angeles 54° | 70°

Atlanta 37° | 59°

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Still no public access to system Continued from Page A1 enrollment, which ends March 31. The contractor will also provide “transition services, maintenance and repairs.” The exchange’s acting director, Bruce Goldberg, said the agreement covers two months, in anticipation of a possible federal extension of the open enrollment period, which hasn’t yet been announced. Goldberg said no further development work would be done during those two months. “We will continue working (with Oracle) for the short term so we can continue enrolling people,” Goldberg said. Though Goldberg also said the agreement allows for “knowledge transfer, for a transition to other developers or other individuals to help us fix the system as need be.” Cover Oregon also reserves the right to sue Oracle over present and prior payments. The agreement follows a pullout Friday of 100 Oracle software developers — nearly two-thirds of Cover Oregon’s Oracle workforce — from the exchange project. Just 65 Oracle developers remain to work on the project. It comes even though the public still doesn’t have

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Tonight: Rain. Low around 48. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Wednesday: Rain. High near 57. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Wednesday Night: Rain. Low around 48. South wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Thursday: Showers, with thunderstorms. High near 54. South wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 100%.

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Other scores may be higher Continued from Page A1 Since ECBM has been tested on thousands of students nationwide, statistically it will provide a more accurate picture of a student’s capabilities, Putman said. “This brings us back to reality rather than being isolated in Coos Bay,” he said. And ECBM tests were not state-mandated; they were

BUDGET No real budget land mines Continued from Page A1 much of Obama’s plan is likely to go nowhere in Congress or be whittled down. Lawmakers want to avoid anything that would help the other party or hurt their own prospects in this November’s elections, when Republicans are expected to retain House control and might capture the Senate majority. Obama’s budget starts what should be a relatively peaceful year on Washington’s fiscal front lines. That is because land mines embedded in the

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created at the University of Oregon and have since exploded into classrooms nationwide, even a few across the globe. While it’s not certain, Putman thinks these improving scores could foreshadow higher scores on OAKS next month and the new Smarter Balanced assessment next spring. The North Bend school district uses ECBM for testing K-8 students in math, grades 3-8 in reading and some second-graders in reading. But K-4 students take DIBELS (Dynamic

Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) reading assessments, said Diana Hull, North Bend’s special programs coordinator. some seen “We’ve growth,” she said. “But one of the problems is ... we are trying to convert to the (Smarter Balanced) assessments on easyCBM and they’re still in the process of standardizing those tests. So we really don’t have information that can tell us high-risk or low-risk as far as really making measurements.” In general, though, North

scores students’ Bend improved between the most recent fall and winter benchmarks. “What we don’t know at this time is whether or not that has an effect on the percentiles,” she said. Hull said the district will make comparisons when all tests have been scored and analyzed at the end of the school year. Reporter Chelsea Davis can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 239, or by email at Follow her on Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis.

budgetary landscape have been defused this time around after cliffhanger, partisan showdowns in recent years. Instead of the annual fight over spending limits — which last year helped produce a 16-day partial government shutdown — Murray and Ryan’s bipartisan compromise set an overall agency spending cap for the next two years. That has eliminated the need for lawmakers to do anything but provide the details in later spending bills, easing the threat of another federal closure. Also missing this year is a need to extend the government’s debt limit, which in the past has sparked battles that threatened economyjarring federal defaults.

Congress has given Treasury authority to borrow money into next March, eliminating a must-pass legislative vehicle that either side might use to make demands. Obama is delivering his proposal to lawmakers as federal deficits, though still sky-high, have fallen dramatically. Last year’s shortfall of $680 billion was far smaller than initially expected and ended a skid of four straight years in which the annual red ink exceeded $1 trillion. That has made it easier for lawmakers to avoid considering the politically painful tax increases and spending cuts needed to significantly reduce deficits. Thus, the president’s budget will not renew last year’s offer — hated by many

fellow Democrats — to save money by slowing increases of Social Security benefits. The White House says that plan was advanced only to entice congressional Republicans into deficitreduction talks and was excluded this year after GOP leaders refused to reciprocate by offering tax increases. To live within curbs Congress has imposed on agency spending, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon would reduce the Army’s size to levels last seen before World War II. The Navy would buy fewer ships and a new round of base closings would begin in three years. As a result, the extra military spending that Obama is offering would be welcomed by many Republicans.

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Stateler is MVP in Sunset THE WORLD Myrtle Point’s Cooper Stateler nearly led the Bobcats back to the Class 2A state tournament for the second straight year. He was honored for his efforts during the regular season when the Sunset Conference coaches named him player of the year. Stateler was joined on the first team by Myrtle Point’s Thomas Nathan, as well as Terrence Edwards of Coquille, Dustin Carter of Gold Beach and the Bandon duo of Evan Henson and Logan Shea. All the first-team picks were seniors on teams that advanced to the playoffs in their respective classifications. Coquille’s Dan Cumberland and Bandon’s Ken Nice were named co-coaches of the year. Cumberland, who is retiring from his post, led the Red Devils to their fourth straight league title, this one shared with Nice’s Tigers, who improved dramatically after winning just one game last year. Glide swept the top honors for the Sunset Conference girls, with junior Kali Vickery being named player of the year and Brannon Smith earning the coaching honor. The Wildcats advanced to the Class 3A state tournament in the Bay Area this weekend. Vickery was joined on the first team by Glide’s Amanda Hatley, Myrtle Point’s Morgan Newton, Coquille’s Maddy Grant, Reedpsort’s Kayla Doane and Gold Beach teammates Hailey Timeus and Eliza Lander. Far West League: Sutherlin swept the player of the year awards after the girls were unbeaten league champions and the boys shared the crown with Marshfield. Sutherlin’s girls took four of the six spots on the first team, led by MVP Miranda Mendenhall, who repeated the honor she won last year. Sutherlin’s Olivia Gulliford, Kayce Mock and Ricki Mock also were on the first team, along with Drew Farmer of Brookings-Harbor and Ashlee Cole of Siuslaw. Marshfield’s Jade Chavez and Katelyn Rossback were on the second team, while Tracee Scott and Savannah Thurman were on the third team, along with North Bend’s Alex Wilkinson and Gabby Hobson. The boys MVP honor went to Noah Caillier, who was joined by teammate Treven Anspach. North Bend’s Drew Matthews and Marshfield’s Jake Miles also were on the first team, along with highscoring Erik Johnson of South Umpqua and Brookings-Harbor’s Ronnie Manley. Marshfield’s Hunter Olson and Rylee Trendell were on the second team along with North Bend’s Ty Roane. Marshfield’s Austin Howerton and Kody Dean were honorable-mention picks, as was North Bend’s Matt Woods. Marshfield’s Doug Miles and Tony Martineau of Sutherlin shared coach of the year honors. Skyline League: Riley Engdahl of Pacific and Rebecca Standley of Powers both were named to the first team for the Skyline League girls. Elizabeth Standley and Chelsie Fandel of Powers were on the third team, along with Pacific’s Brittany Figueroa. Yoncalla’s Brianne Joslyn was player of the year and Vid Van Loon was coach of the year. Matt Shorb of Powers was the boys coach of the year. New Hope’s Austin Abbott was the MVP. Jackson Stallard of Powers was on the second team and teammates Jaron MacDonald and Tye Jackson were honorable mention. Pacific’s Ethan Cline was on the second team and Cole Kreutzer was an honorable mention pick. The complete teams for all three leagues are listed in today’s Scoreboard.

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Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol backs in on Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez during the second half Monday.

Lakers hold off Portland comeback PORTLAND (AP) — Wesley Johnson was hard-pressed to think of a more memorable shot he’s had than his game-winner against Portland. Kent Bazemore lobbed to Johnson for the go-ahead basket with 6.9 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Trail Blazers 107-106 on Monday night. They’d been practicing that very play. “It’s one of them. It’s gotta be up there,” Johnson said about where the shot ranked. “To pull out the win like we did and fight the whole game, it was a good one.” Pau Gasol scored 22 points and the Lakers won their second straight, snapping the Blazers’ five-game winning streak. Jodie Meeks added 21 points. The Lakers, who led by as many

as 15 points in the first quarter, pushed the lead to 97-86 in the fourth on MarShon Brooks’ short jumper. But Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer narrowed the gap to 103-101 for the Blazers with 3:37 left before Wesley Matthews’ fadeaway jumper tied it at 105 with 1:10 left. Damian Lillard hit one of two free throws to give Portland its first lead since the first quarter. But the officials reversed a possession call with 7.1 seconds left, giving the ball to the Lakers. Bazemore pitched to Johnson for the deciding layup and Lillard missed a 3-pointer as time ran out. “These guys are straight up athletes in this league and you can just throw it anywhere around the dash,” Bazemore said. “He (Johnson) caught it and could have

actually dunked it but went with a safe one.” Robin Lopez had 19 points and 16 rebounds, while Batum had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Blazers. Los Angeles was coming off a 126-122 victory at home Friday over Sacramento, which snapped a three-game losing streak. But the Lakers still sit at the bottom of the Western Conference with the Kings. “They were making shots. They were making jumpers. I think we were deflated all the way around,” Blazers guard Wesley Matthews said. “Their energy was higher than ours.” The Blazers won the first meeting against the Lakers, 114-108 on Dec. 1. Xavier Henry, who had 27 points against the Blazers in

December, returned to the Lakers’ lineup Monday after missing 28 games with a right knee injury, but he was played only sparingly. Coach Mike D’Antoni said he’d limit Henry’s minutes to start. Steve Nash ran through drills on the court before the game but sat out of his eighth straight game after a brief return from a nerve root irritation, which causes him back pain. Earlier in the day at shootaround, D’Antoni told reporters he was doubtful Nash would return this season. After the game D’Antoni said: “He’s not quite there physically. He tried it and couldn’t’ finish a game so there’s really no point in pushing the injury further. He’s just trying to get well and then we’ll see.” SEE BLAZERS | B2

Seahawks QB enjoys spring training SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Wilson has enjoyed spending time with the Texas Rangers. Yet the Seattle Seahawks are never far from the young quarterback’s mind. While Wilson sat in the Texas Rangers dugout Monday, fans yelling “Seahawks” filled the spring training stadium. “I couldn’t expect anything less,” Wilson said. “The 12th man fans were unbelievable today. They’re everywhere. The 12th man fans are out in the outfield, they’re on third-base line, first-base line, chanting ‘Seahawks’ the whole way. Hopefully the Dallas fans didn’t get too mad.” Wilson threw for 3,357 yards and 26 touchdowns and helped the Seattle Seahawks rout the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the Super Bowl last month. He also happens to be a pretty good baseball player, drafted three times and hitting .229 with a .350 on-base percentage in 93 games in 2010-11 in the low minors in the Colorado Rockies system. But he’s had instant success in the NFL. “You never say never,” Wilson said. “I’ve always had the dream of playing two sports. If somehow it was a miracle that it could work out, I’d consider it. At the same time, my focus is winning the championship with the Seattle Seahawks and hope to be playing for a long time. “For me, it only being my second year, yeah I won a Super Bowl and all that, but that’s not enough for me. It really isn’t. My goal is to be one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, if not the best. I’ve got a long ways to go. I make sure I get up earlier than Tom Brady and Drew Brees and they’re on the East Coast.” The Rangers picked Wilson for $12,000 in

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reaches up to grab a throw as he works out with the Texas Rangers during spring training Monday. the Rule 5 minor league draft in December. He was in the Rangers’ camp Monday, took ground balls in morning drills and brought the Rangers’ lineup to the umpires before the game, but did not play in the 6-5 loss to Cleveland. “How much did I want to play an inning?” Wilson said. “How much did I want to play the whole game is the question.” He spoke at a Rangers’ dinner on Sunday night for sponsors, suite holders and players

and addressed the minor leaguers Monday night. He said he would leave Tuesday for Seattle and “turn my focus back to football.” So what is most difficult, hitting a curveball or being hit by a 300-pound defensive end? “Hitting a curveball,” Wilson said. “The ball is so small. It looks like a pea.” SEE WILSON | B2

Upbeats post strong score in debut for new season Marshfield, Bandon dance teams compete in expanded division ■

THE WORLD Marshfield dance coach Debbie Brown said she’s never been so happy to finish third. The Upbeats opened their competition Saturday at Thurston High School in Springfield and

had their highest initial score in 10 years. Because of changes by the Oregon School Activities Association in classifications and divisions, Marshfield was one of four state champion teams competing against each other. The Upbeats, who won the 2013 Class 5A small title and moved down to Class 4A this year, were grouped with Crook County, which won the past two Class 4A small crowns, Valley Catholic,

which won four straight Class 3A2A-1A titles, and Stayton, which has won 11 straight Class 4A large or Class 4A championships. Brown said Marshfield’s squad of 12 girls took the floor just after Stayton’s squad of 30. There were eight teams in the Class 1A-4A division. Marshfield had the highest score in the execution category, Valley Catholic was best in effect and Stayton had the best content. The final team scores showed

Stayton with 87.11 points, Valley Catholic with 86, Marshfield with 82.83, Crook County with 77.78 and Philomath with 70.94. Bandon finished just behind Santiam with a score of 66.61. The teams in the 1A-4A division generally scored better than the Class 5A schools. Dallas won that classification’s division with a score of 75.94. The Upbeats also had six winners in drill down, where dancers drilled to the top 10 in

two classifications. First-year varsity member Ling Ling Zhu finished in the top 10 in the novice division, while sophomores Jessica Kohl and Kaylee Krajcir and seniors Sara Birrer, Paige Thomas and Katie Guetterman all placed in the advanced division. The Upbeats will be performing their routine during the Class 3A state tournament this week and next compete at South Albany on Saturday.

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Miami’s LeBron James slides through Charlotte defenders for two of his career-high 61 points during the first half Monday.

LeBron has career night in Charlotte THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rice’s franchise record, and the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107 on Monday night. James made 22 of 33 shots from the field, including his first eight 3-point attempts. His career best had been 56 points, on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto. Rice scored 56 to set the Heat record on April 15, 1995, against Orlando. James had 24 points at halftime, then added 25 in the third quarter. The record-breaker came with 5:46 left, when James spun through three defenders for a layup that fell as he tumbled to the court. Al Jefferson had 38 points and 19 rebounds for the Bobcats, his huge night merely an afterthought. When James checked out with 1:24 left, the entire Heat roster met him near midcourt for high-fives and hugs, and the sellout crowd gave him a standing ovation. A second huge roar followed when he waved to the crowd, as “M-VP” chants rained down. Charlotte has allowed the two biggest single-game scoring totals in the NBA this season. Carmelo Anthony

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had 62 points for the New York Knicks against the Bobcats on Jan. 24. Nets 96, Bulls 80: Jason Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off Chicago. Finally playing at home more than a week after returning to the NBA as the league’s first openly gay player, Collins checked in with 2:41 remaining to a standing ovation from a sellout crowd of 17,732 that included former NBA Commissioner David Stern. Collins committed a foul just 5 seconds later and missed his only shot as the Nets won their third straight. Collins’ original 10-day contract will expire Tuesday and the Nets plan to sign him to a second deal today. He has appeared in all five games since he signed on Feb. 23. Deron Williams scored 20 points and Joe Johnson had 19 for the Nets (29-29), who got back to .500 for the first time since they were 2-2 on Nov. 5. The sloppy Bulls turned it over 28 times, leading to 30 Brooklyn points, and had their four-game winning streak snapped. They had a franchise-low three turnovers in their 109-90 victory over the Knicks on Sunday and had won nine of 10. Grizzlies 110, Wizards 104: Tayshaun Prince scored a season-high 21 points and Memphis withstood a late

rally to snap Washington’s winning streak at six. Zach Randolph added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who improved to a season-high nine games above .500 and pulled within one game of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Memphis shot 60 percent after the first quarter and outscored Washington 62-34 in the paint for the game. John Wall scored 23 points and Bradley Beal had 21 for the Wizards. Bucks 114, Jazz 88: Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 31 points on 13of-14 shooting, and Milwaukee hit a blistering 57 percent from the field to beat Utah. Zaza Pachulia added 14 points, six rebounds and five assists, and five Bucks scored in double digits. The NBA’s worst team improved to 12-47 and enjoyed a rare breather at home. Enes Kanter had 27 points to lead Utah. Pistons 96, Knicks 85: Andre Drummond had 17 points and a careerhigh 26 rebounds as Detroit surged past New York in a matchup of slumping teams. The Pistons had lost four straight and seven of eight. New York has dropped seven straight and 13 of 15. Carmelo Anthony scored 10 of his 28 points in a first quarter in which the Knicks led by as much as 14.

Top prospect chronicles drug abuse KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jon Singleton is considered the top first base prospect in baseball — a big, dynamic left-handed hitter with power and composure who can use the entire field. He’s one of the players expected to help the Houston Astros back to respectability after three straight 100-loss seasons. All that despite a couple of significant setbacks. And for the first time publicly, he’s opening up about his battle with an addiction to marijuana and monthlong stay at a rehabilitation center. “At this point it’s pretty evident to me that I’m a drug addict,” he told The Associated Press over breakfast on a recent day near the Astros’ camp. “I don’t openly tell everyone that, but it’s pretty apparent to myself.” Vividly so. “I know that I enjoy smoking weed, I enjoy being high and I can’t block that out of my mind that I enjoy that,” he said. “So I have to work against that.” Hours after the AP story moved, the Astros released a statement and commended Singleton. “We applaud Jon for the courage he has shown in tackling this issue head on. He has displayed a great deal of maturity and commitment over the past year and has the

BLAZERS From Page B1 Nash, who made the trip to Portland, was noncommittal: “We’ll see how I feel next week and if I get a chance to practice.” Nash, 40, has played in 10 games for the Lakers this season, averaging 7.6 points

WILSON From Page B1 Wilson worked on throws and pivots at second base in a group with young infielders Jurickson Profar, Luis Sardinas and Rougned Odor. “He surprised me for not being out on the baseball

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Houston first baseman Jon Singleton sits in the dugout before a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. full support of the Astros organization,” the team said. “He is on the right track for his baseball career, and, more importantly, for his life. We are very proud of Jon.” Singleton had steadfastly avoided discussing the subject for more than a year. But on this morning, he shared his story with disarming candor and ease, never once bristling at the increasingly prying questions. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Singleton — he’s listed as Jonathan, but says he prefers Jon — sits up straight in a small booth, adjusts the baseball cap he’s wearing backward and fills in the details of his private struggle. The 22-year-old says he

has stopped using marijuana and is better now. He’s determined to rebound from a season that was all but lost because of his addiction and make his major league debut. General manager Jeff Luhnow said Singleton could start the season with the Astros, but it’s too early to know for sure. Singleton has been playing in the big league spring training games, and went 0 for 2 Monday in a 4-0 win over Miami. “He’s still young and still learning both about baseball and about life,” Luhnow said. It’s no secret that Singleton, acquired by Houston from the Phillies in the 2011 trade for Hunter Pence, has had issues with

and 4.7 assists. Kobe Bryant was also in Portland, but he has not been medically cleared to play after breaking his left knee in December. The Lakers jumped out to a 31-16 lead in the first quarter, capping a 14-2 run with Meeks’ dunk. Portland struggled with eight turnovers. Portland closed the gap in

the second quarter, pulling to within 45-38 on Batum’s dish to Lopez for the dunk and a free throw. But Bazemore’s last-break dunk extended the Lakers’ lead to 56-47 with 3:27 left in the half. The Lakers led 63-56 at the half. Blazers coach Terry Stotts said he didn’t believe his team overlooked the Lakers. “I think it’s a credit to the

field for a while,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “I might have burned his legs up a little bit, but he made it through all the drills and did a fantastic job. He’s got tremendous aptitude. That’s why he is who he is. You give him something and he knows how to apply it.”

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus said Wilson is athletic enough to make it in baseball. “He’s got pretty good hands,” Andrus said. “I’ve got to see him hit so I can answer that, but so far what I saw today it was pretty impressive.” The Surprise Stadium

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills general manager Doug Whaley is done playing franchise tag with safety Jairus Byrd. After spending much of the past year trying to negotiate a long-term contract, Whaley preferred risking the loss of Byrd in free agency rather than applying the oneyear tag on the three-time Pro Bowler and former University of Oregon standout for a second consecutive season. “We didn’t think it was the best option for the team, for us to get better,” Whaley said shortly after the NFL’s deadline for teams to designate franchise players passed Monday afternoon. “The best thing for the Buffalo Bills was to try to get him signed to a long-term deal.” Whaley didn’t rule out the possibility of the sides negotiating a deal before the start of the NFL’s free-agency period on March 11. Whaley, however, did call it a “fair assessment” that Byrd is more interested in testing the market to determine his worth after being prevented from doing so last year. Negotiations reached a standstill last weekend after the Bills made Byrd what they regarded as a lucrative multiyear offer. Without revealing the full value and length of the proposal, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that Byrd would have been paid about $30 million over the first three seasons of the contract. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side is publicly discussing the negotiations. Byrd played under a $6.9 million franchise tag last year. The price for Buffalo to apply the designation again would be about $8.4 million this season.

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Cleveland puts tag on Pro Bowl center Mack CLEVELAND — Cleveland placed its transition tag on free-agent Pro Bowl center Alex Mack, locking him into a one-year, $10.039 million contract. The Browns had until 4 p.m. to place either the transition or franchise tag on a player and they decided to use it for the first time on Mack, one of the club’s best and most reliable players since he was drafted in the first round in 2009. The franchise tag would have earned him $11.654 million.

Boldin, 49ers agree on new two-year contract SAN FRANCISCO — Wide receiver Anquan Boldin will be back with the San Francisco 49ers next season. The 49ers and Boldin agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with $9 million guaranteed, keeping quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s top target from last season from hitting free agency.

Dolphins reward Grimes for comeback from injury MIAMI — Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes cashed in on his career comeback with the Miami Dolphins. Grimes signed a $32 million, four-year contract to remain with Miami. The deal, which includes $16 million guaranteed, rewards Grimes for his recovery from an Achilles tendon injury that forced him to miss almost all of the 2012 season.

SOCCER Americans will go ahead with plan to play Ukraine

CHICAGO — It looks as if the U.S. men’s national team will get to play Ukraine after all. Wednesday’s friendly in Larnaca, Cyprus, appeared to be in jeopardy because of the upheaval in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. But the U.S. Soccer Federation said Monday night in an emailed statement that the game would proceed as scheduled. Manning earns clean bill The friendly is part of the United States’ preparation of health for 2014 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — for this summer’s World Cup. Sixty touchdown passes. FIGURE SKATING Fifteen wins. A fifth MVP Top ice dance teams will trophy. Peyton Manning is more skip championships productive than he’s ever COLORADO SPRINGS, been, and whether he’s deci- Colo. — Olympic gold phering defenses at the line medalist ice dancers Meryl of scrimmage on game day or Davis and Charlie White will on his iPad during the week, not compete at the world his love for the game hasn’t championships. waned. The Americans The final piece of evi- announced that they would dence that Manning is as not defend their world title in good as ever came Monday. Saitama, Japan, on March 24As expected, Manning 30. As far as their competitive passed the exam on his surgi- future beyond worlds, White cally repaired neck that was said in a news release that “we required by his contract with will leave our options open.” the Broncos that will pay him Canadian Olympic silver $20 million next season, medalists Patrick Chan and according to a person with ice dancers Tessa Virtue and knowledge of the results. The Scott Moir of Canada also are person spoke to The skipping the world champiAssociated Press on condi- onships. tion of anonymity Monday Chan has won the past because results of medical three world titles, but is checkups typically aren’t uncertain about continuing announced. to compete.

marijuana. He was suspended for the first 50 games of last season for a second failed drug test. Back then, it was simply characterized as a mistake, or “a lapse in judgment” as his statement said. That certainly wasn’t the real story. His first positive test came in June 2012 and he said he quit using marijuana for the rest of the season. He went on to hit .284 with 21 homers and 79 RBIs in his first season in Double-A. At season’s end, he went to the Arizona Fall League and quickly fell back into old habits. He knew his situation was dire when he failed a second test in December 2012, but he continued to get high every single day. The 50-game suspension came a month later and he was summoned to Houston to meet with manager Bo Porter and to see a therapist, who evaluated him for addiction. It was evident to him that he needed help. Singleton was immediately admitted for a monthlong stay at an inpatient rehabilitation center. “I knew I had a problem,” he said. “Even after I failed the second drug test I couldn’t stop smoking weed. It was FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — really bad. Me going there Standing at first base, Chris was definitely the best Rahl realized he was probably move.” destined to become the answer to a trivia question. “It’s kind of funny. I was thinking, ‘Is this the first Lakers. They sustained their one?’” the Minnesota runner style of play from the very said Monday. beginning,” Stotts said. Indeed it was, the first call “They got out in transition, to be reviewed under Major they were aggressive in pass- League Baseball’s expanded ing lanes, they forced eight replay system. turnovers in the first quarter. MLB has expanded replay They got us on our heels right this year beyond potential away. We got back, but I home runs and boundary thought what the Lakers did calls. This season, most every more than anything was they play except for balls-andcame out and sustained it for strikes is subject to a review, the entire game.” with calls coming from a replay booth in New York. For this Toronto-Twins shops selling official Major spring training game, the League gear, predominantly replay booth was a satellite displayed Wilson’s Rangers truck outside the ballpark. The umpires rotated No. 3 jersey. The one on Wilson’s back, between the field and booth, becoming familiar with the however, will not be sold. “The uniform, man, I’m system. In the sixth inning, definitely hanging this up,” Wilson said. “I’m gonna get a Toronto manager John few of these and put them up Gibbons used his challenge. He asked umpires for a around the house.”

Replay gets first test review after Rahl was called safe when shortstop Munenori Kawasaki’s throw pulled Jared Goedert off the first base bag. First base umpire Fieldin Culbreth said Gibbons told him: “I’m not too sure that you’re not right here, but since we haven’t done it before, let’s go take a look.” Culbreth responded: “OK. That’s what it’s for.” The umpires gathered in front of the first base dugout while umpire Brian O’Nora watched the replays. After a wait of 2 minutes, 34 seconds, first base umpire Fieldin Culbreth spread his hands in the safe sign. In the eighth inning, Doug Bernier of the Twins was called safe at first. As Culbreth studied the replay from the truck, the ballpark sound system played a Rolling Stones song with the familiar lyric, “I can’t get no satisfaction.” The call was confirmed in 1 about 2 ⁄2 minutes, Bernier was safe.

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Busch will try Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 double CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch and Andretti Autosport announced Tuesday that he will try to become the first driver in 10 years to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Busch, the 2004 NASCAR champion, will try to qualify for the Indy 500 in a fifth car for Andretti. Should he make the May 25 race, Busch will then fly to Charlotte Motor Speedway to fulfill his fulltime job with Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR’s longest event of the year. “I’m a fan of motorsports, a student of motorsports, and I view this as a challenge for myself,” Busch said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Memorial Day weekend, the central focus of all motorsports is

Monaco, Indianapolis and Charlotte and this is a tremendous opportunity to be right in the middle of it.” Only John Andretti, Tony Stewart and Robby Gordon have attempted the grueling, 1,100-mile “double,” and no driver has tried since Gordon in 2004. Stewart, Busch’s new coowner at Stewart-Haas, is the only driver to complete all 1,100 miles. He did it in his second and final attempt, in 2001, when he finished sixth at Indy and third at Charlotte. An Indiana native who grew up dreaming of winning the Indianapolis 500, Stewart long ago abandoned that goal and passed on an offer last year from Roger Penske to drive one of his cars in the 2013 Indianapolis 500. But he

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Andretti Autosport team owner Michael Andretti, left, and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch wait for the start of a testing session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis last May. Busch will try to race both the Indy 500 and NASCAR’’s Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. said in January that Busch Busch first flirted with the had his blessing to pursue a idea last May when he comseat in this year’s race. pleted the Indy 500 rookie

orientation program with Andretti. He didn’t put a program together to run the 500, and said he’s secondguessed that decision at times. “I took the conservative route and sometimes I kick myself because Carlos Munoz finished second as a rookie in that car last year,” Busch noted. “So now I’m challenging myself to do something great in motorsports.” Andretti will unveil the car and primary sponsor for Busch at a later date. “I’m really excited to have Kurt come onboard for the Indy 500. He did a great job for us when he tested last year,” Andretti said. “He’s obviously a natural talent and we feel he is going to take to the Indy car quickly and have

a competitive month with us.” Busch, an advocate for The Armed Forces Foundation who is dedicating his effort to the men and women in the U.S. military, will bring at least two personal sponsors. Cessna has signed on to help with his transportation between IndyCar and NASCAR, and Busch estimates it will require at least 20 hours of flight time shuttling him back and forth between both series. He’s also teamed with Basis, a wrist-based health tracker Busch is using to help with his training leading up to the double. Busch is also taking up martial arts and joked he’s entered “a boot camp phase” of his personal training.

Aldridge 0-1, Williams 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 51 (Gasol 9), Portland 63 (Lopez 16). Assists—L.A. Lakers 29 (Marshall 11), Portland 22 (Williams, Batum, Lillard 5). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 19, Portland 13. Technicals— L.A. Lakers defensive three second. A—20,013 (19,980).

Florida 61 23 31 7 53 151 197 Buffalo 61 18 35 8 44 124 183 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 60 40 16 4 84 192 149 Philadelphia 62 32 24 6 70 174 180 N.Y. Rangers 62 33 26 3 69 162 157 Washington 62 29 23 10 68 184 186 Columbus 61 31 25 5 67 180 170 New Jersey 62 26 23 13 65 148 153 Carolina 61 26 26 9 61 151 173 N.Y. Islanders 63 23 32 8 54 173 215 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 60 40 14 6 86 200 139 Chicago 62 36 12 14 86 213 166 Colorado 61 39 17 5 83 188 164 Minnesota 62 34 21 7 75 153 150 Dallas 61 29 22 10 68 173 171 Winnipeg 62 30 26 6 66 174 178 Nashville 61 26 25 10 62 150 185 Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF GA 62 43 14 5 91 202 150 Anaheim San Jose 62 39 17 6 84 188 151 Los Angeles 63 35 22 6 76 152 134 Vancouver 63 28 25 10 66 150 166 Phoenix 61 27 23 11 65 169 180 61 23 31 7 53 141 185 Calgary Edmonton 62 20 34 8 48 154 204 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Columbus 2, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 3, Calgary 2 Los Angeles 2, Montreal 1 Today’s Games Florida at Boston, 4 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 4 p.m. Dallas at Columbus, 4 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Nashville, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

Scoreboard On The Air Today Men’s College Basketball — Michigan at Illinois, 4 p.m., ESPN; Iowa State at Baylor, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Creighton at Georgetown, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Georgia Tech at Syracuse, 4 p.m., Root Sports; Alabama at Kentucky, 6 p.m., ESPN; Marquette at Providence, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Arizona State at Oregon, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1. Hockey — Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Spring Training Baseball — Texas vs. Los Angeles Angels, noon, Fox Sports 1. Wednesday, March 5 Men’s College Basketball — Duke at Wake Forest, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Colorado at Stanford, 6 p.m., ESPN2; Wyoming at Utah State, 7 p.m., Root Sports; Arizona at Oregon State, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1. Women’s College Basketball — ACC Tournament first round, 10 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m., Root Sports. NBA Basketball — Dallas at Denver, 5 pm., ESPN; Atlanta at Portland, 7:30 p.m., ESPN and KHSN (1230 AM). Hockey — Washington at Philadelphia, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Spring Training Baseball — Boston vs. St. Louis, 10 a.m., Fox Sports 1. Thursday, March 6 Men’s College Basketball — Teams TBA, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., ESPN and ESPN2; Villanova at Xavier, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1; George Mason at La Salle, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network; Butler at DePaul, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1. Women’s College Basketball — ACC Tournament second round, 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Root Sports. NBA Basketball — Miami at San Antonio, 5 p.m., TNT; Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m., TNT.

Local Schedule Today No local events scheduled. Wednesday, March 5 No local events scheduled. Thursday, March 6 High School Girls Basketball — Class 3A State Tournament, at North Bend High School: Vale vs. Corbett, 1:30 p.m.; St. Mary’s vs. Willamina, 3:15 p.m.; Glide vs. Nyssa, 6:30 p.m.; Valley Catholic vs. Creswell, 8:15 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Class 3A State Tournament, at Marshfield High School: Valley Catholic vs. Creswell, 1:30 p.m.; Harrisburg vs. Blanchet Catholic, 3:15 p.m.; Amity vs. Portland Adventist, 6:30 p.m.; De La Salle North Catholic vs. Cascade Christian, 8:15 p.m.

High School Playoffs BASKETBALL OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires

Class 3A Girls State Tournament Quarterfinals Thursday At North Bend High School Corbett vs. Vale, 1:30 p.m. St. Mary’s vs. Willamina, 3:15 p.m. Glide vs. Nyssa, 6:30 p.m. Creswell vs. Valley Catholic, 8:15 p.m.

Class 3A Boys State Tournament Quarterfinals Thursday At Marshfield High School Creswell vs. Valley Catholic, 1:30 p.m. Harrisburg vs. Blanchet Catholic, 3:15 p.m. Amity vs. Portland Adventist, 6:30 p.m. De La Salle North Catholic vs. Cascade Christian, 8:15 p.m.

Class 2A Girls State Tournament At Pendleton Quarterfinals Wednesday Portland Christian vs. Regis, 1:30 p.m. Lost River vs. Pilot Rock, 3:15 p.m. Western Mennonite vs. Union, 6:30 p.m. Santiam vs. North Douglas, 8:15 p.m.

Class 2A Boys State Tournament At Pendleton Quarterfinals Thursday Canyonville Christian vs. Irrigon, 1:30 p.m. Regis vs. Central Linn, 3:15 p.m. Days Creek vs. Stanfield, 6:30 p.m. Western Mennonite vs. Oakland, 8:15 p.m.

Class 1A Girls State Tournament At Baker City Quarterfinals Wednesday Crane vs. Condon/Wheeler, 1:30 p.m. St. Paul vs. Dufur, 3:15 p.m. Prairie City vs. Triangle Lake, 6:30 p.m. Country Christian vs. Damascus Christian, 8:15 p.m.

Class 1A Boys State Tournament At Baker City Quarterfinals Thursday Imbler vs. Horizon Christian, 1:30 p.m. Crosshill Christian vs. Jordan Valley, 3:15 p.m. Triangle Lake vs. Columbia Christian, 6:30 p.m. Ione vs. Powder Valley, 8:15 p.m.

Class 4A Girls First Round Friday Winner to State Tournament Madras at Sutherlin Brookings-Harbor at Cottage Grove Elmira at Henley Phoenix at Seaside Banks at Philomath Gladstone at Mazama Central at La Grande Cascade at La Salle Prep

Class 4A Boys First Round Saturday Winner to State Tournament Sweet Home at Philomath

North Valley at Marshfield Cascade at Henley Yamhill-Carlton at La Grande Seaside at Central Brookings-Harbor at Tillamook Sutherlin at Cottage Grove Newport at La Salle Prep

Class 6A Girls First Round Today David Douglas at South Medford Glencoe at Roseburg Barlow at West Linn Aloha at South Salem McMinnville at Beaverton Central Catholic at Sheldon Centennial at Tualatin Grants Pass at Clackamas Sunset at St. Mary’s West Salem at Hillsboro Southridge at Canby Lincoln at Westview McNary at Tigard North Medford at Jesuit Forest Grove at Crater Grant at Oregon City

Class 6A Boys First Round Wednesday Century at West Linn Lakeridge at Grant Westview at Tigard Tualatin at Central Catholic Barlow at Jesuit Reynolds at Grants Pass Forest Grove at Southridge Beaverton at South Medford David Douglas at South Salem Thurston at McKay Oregon City at McMinnville McNary at Sunset Canby at Sheldon South Eugene at North Medford Lake Oswego at Lincoln Aloha at Clackamas

High School All-Stars BASKETBALL All-League Teams

Far West League Girls Most Valuable Player — Miranda Mendenhall, Sutherlin. Coach of the Year — Josh Grotting, Sutherlin. F i r s t T e a m — Miranda Mendenhall, jr, Sutherlin; Olivia Gulliford, jr, Sutherlin; Drew Farmer, soph, Brookings-Harbor; Kayce Mock, soph, Sutherlin; Ricki Mock, jr, Sutherlin; Ashlee Cole, sr, Siuslaw. Second Team — Jade Chavez, jr, Marshfield; Kat Miller, sr, Douglas; Katelyn Rossback, jr, Marshfield; Kylee Carson, sr, Sutherlin; Iva Hart, jr, Brookings-Harbor. Honorable Mention — Mallory McDonald, sr, Brookings-Harbor; Francesca Farr, sr, BrookingsHarbor; Alex Richey, sr, Douglas; Ally Schofield, soph, Douglas; Savannah Thurman, jr, Marshfield; Tracee Scott, sr, Marshfield; Gabby Hobson, soph, North Bend; Alex Wilkinson, jr, North Bend; Mikaela Siegel, soph, Siuslaw; Rory Petterson, sr, South Umpqua. All Defense Team — Drew Farmer, soph, Brookings-Harbor; Jean Rietmann, jr, Douglas; Jade Chavez, jr, Marshfield; Hailey Finnigan, fr, North Bend; Mikaela Siegel, soph, Siuslaw; Shelby Boyd, sr, South Umpqua; Kylee Carson, sr, Sutherlin.

Far West League Boys M o s t V a l u a b l e P l a y e r — Noah Caillier, Sutherlin. Coaches of the Year — Doug Miles, Marshfield; Tony Martineau, Sutherlin. First Team — Noah Caillier, jr, Sutherlin; Drew Matthews, jr, North Bend; Erik Johnson, jr, South Umpqua; Jake Miles, soph, Marshfield; Treven Anspach, sr, Sutherlin; Ronnie Manley, sr, Brookings-Harbor. Second Team — Hunter Olson, jr, Marshfield; Justin Murray, sr, Brookings-Harbor; Ty Roane, sr, North Bend; Rylee Trendell, soph, Marshfield; Jace Martineau, sr, Sutherlin. Honorable Mention — Austin Howerton, sr, Marshfield; Kody Dean, soph, Marshfield; Dexter Vaughn, sr, Brookings-Harbor; Wryland McKnight, soph, Sutherlin; Matt Woods, sr, North Bend; Levi Rider, jr, North Bend; Alex Thompson, sr, South Umpqua. All-Defense Team — Justin Cooper, soph, Marshfield; Jace Martineau, sr, Sutherlin; Levi Rider, jr, North Bend; Jake Vaughn, sr, Brookings-Harbor; Nathan Thompson, jr, South Umpqua. Note: Douglas and Siuslaw did not participate in the All-League meeting.

Sunset Conference Girls Most Valuable Player — Kali Vickery, Glide. Coach of the Year — Brannon Smith, Glide. First Team — Kali Vickery, jr, Glide; Amanda Hatley, sr, Glide; Morgan Newton, soph, Myrtle Point; Maddy Grant, sr, Coquille; Kayla Doane, sr, Reedsport; Eliza Lander, sr, Gold Beach; Hailey Timeus, soph, Gold Beach. Second Team — Gabby White, sr, Reedsport; Heather Graham, sr, Glide; Kaitlyn Hyatt, sr, Coquille; Raelyn Freitag, soph, Bandon; Grace Hermann, jr, Myrtle Point. Honorable Mention — Hailey Iverson, sr, Bandon; Hayley Livingston, jr, Glide; Bethany Meyer, sr, Myrtle Point; Elle Rappé, sr, Glide; Marina Wilson, jr, Coquille; Bailey Tymchuk, sr, Reedsport; Morrgain Clifford, jr, Gold Beach. All-Defense Team — Kali Vickery, jr, Glide; Morrgain Clifford, jr, Gold Beach; Ruby Cardoso, sr, Reedsport; Tara Edwards, fr, Coquille; Hailey Iverson, sr, Bandon; Karissa Henshaw, sr, Myrtle Point.

Sunset Conference Boys Most Valuable Player — Cooper Stateler, Myrtle Point. First Team — Cooper Stateler, sr, Myrtle Point; Terrence Edwards, sr, Coquille; Evan Henson, sr, Bandon; Thomas Nathan, sr, Myrtle Point; Dustin Carter, sr, Gold Beach; Logan Shea, sr, Bandon. Second Team — Drew Piburn, sr, Coquille; Joe Scolari, soph, Coquille; Taylor Fischer, sr, Myrtle Point; Cory Finlay, sr, Glide; Jacob Fricke, jr, Glide. Honorable Mention — Tristian Davidson, soph, Bandon; Shawn Peters, sr, Bandon; Mike Mitchell, soph, Reedsport; Jalen Robison, jr, Gold Beach; Quentin Coomer, jr, Bandon; Tyler

Tresch, soph, Reedsport; Cody Cunningham, soph, Glide; Brayden Schmitt, sr, Coquille; Joe Hanson, sr, Glide; Caleb Owens, sr, Coquille; Garrett Dolan, sr, Gold Beach; Garrett Litterell, sr, Gold Beach. All-Defense Team — Kai Griggs, sr, Coquille; Jon Wilhite, sr, Bandon; Dustin Carter, sr, Gold Beach; Cory Finlay, sr, Glide; Thomas Nathan, sr, Myrtle Point; Jordan Ragan, sr, Reedsport.

Skyline League Girls Mo s t V al u ab l e P l ay er — Brianne Joslyn, Yoncalla. Coach of the Year — Bid Van Loon, Yoncalla. First Team — Brianne Joslyn, sr, Yoncalla; Riley Engdahl, sr, Pacific; Karen Wickman, sr, Yoncalla; Whitney Lindsey, jr, Camas Valley; Laura Holcomb, jr, Elkton; Rebecca Standley, sr, Powers; Amy Parker, sr, Elkton; Angela Holcomb, soph, Elkton. Second Team — Lydia Cunningham, sr, New Hope; Brianna Chavez, soph, New Hope; Lilly Berry-Cabiao, sr, Umpqua Valley Christian; Megan McLaughlin, jr, Umpqua Valley Christian; Alondra Chavez, jr, New Hope; Emily Wickman, jr, Yoncalla. Honorable Mention — Elizabeth Standley, soph, Powers; Kaila Trout, sr, Elkton; Brittany Figueroa, Jayden McIntire, sr, Camas Valley; Chelsie Fandel, sr, Powers; Salista Williams, sr, Yoncalla.

Skyline League Boys Most Valuable Player — Austin Abbott, New Hope. Coach of the Year — Matt Shorb, Powers. First Team — Austin Abbott, sr, New Hope; Theran Hunt, sr, Camas Valley; Tracy Doudna, sr, Elkton; Jordan Mesa, sr, Umpqua Valley Christian; Zack Van Loon, soph, Yoncalla. Second Team — Colton Maxwell, sr, Elkton; Jackson Stallard, fr, Powers; Will Shaw, soph, Yoncalla; Joe Keller, jr, Yoncalla; Dereak Albright, sr, New Hope; Ian Graham, sr, Umpqua Valley Christian; John Evoniuk, sr, Elkton; Ethan Cline, sr, Pacific. H o no r ab l e M e nti o n — Weston Tilton, sr, Camas Valley; Ryan Gallagher, sr, Camas Valley; Jaron MacDonald, sr, Powers; Cole Kreutzer, jr, Pacific; Tye Jackson, jr, Powers.

Pro Baseball Spring Training Monday’s Games Detroit 8, St. Louis 5 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 7, Boston 6 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 1 Minnesota (ss) 12, Toronto 2 Houston 4, Miami 0 Minnesota (ss) 9, Baltimore 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2 Cleveland 6, Texas 5 Seattle (ss) 8, Colorado 1 Seattle (ss) 6, Cincinnati 5 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 7 San Diego 7, San Francisco 2 Oakland 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels 3, Arizona 2 Arizona 5, Colorado 0 Tuesday’s Games Minnesota vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Pittsburgh vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 10:10 a.m. Arizona vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 12:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 12:10 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 3:35 p.m. Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 4:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Boston vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 10:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Detroit vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 10:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Pittsburgh vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 10:10 a.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 12:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 12:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 6:05 p.m.

College Baseball College Polls Baseball America Top 25 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through March 2 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America): Record Pvs 1 9-2 1. Virginia 2. Florida State 8-1 2

3. South Carolina 4. Cal State Fullerton 5. Oregon State 6. North Carolina State 7. Louisiana-Lafayette 8. Vanderbilt 9. Louisiana State 10. Texas 11. Cal Poly 12. Mississippi State 13. UCLA 14. Oregon 15. Clemson 16. Miami 17. Indiana 18. Rice 19. Louisville 20. Sam Houston State 21. North Carolina 22. Texas Christian 23. Kentucky 24. Fresno State 25. Mississippi

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College Basketball College Polls The Associated Press Men’s Top 25

Collegiate Baseball Poll TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through March 2. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: Record Pts Pr 1. South Carolina 10-0 495 5 2. Florida St. 8-1 491 2 3. Cal. St. Fullerton 7-3 489 10 4. Louisiana St. 9-2 487 1 5. Virginia 9-2 484 6 6. Vanderbilt 10-2 481 4 7. N.C. State 9-2 479 7 8. Oregon St. 9-3 477 8 9. Oregon 8-3 475 3 10. Louisville 8-3 472 9 11. La.-Lafayette 10-2 470 13 11 10-2 467 12. Oklahoma St. 465 14 8-2 13. Cal. Poly 10-4 462 18 14. Mississippi St. 459 19 7-3 15. North Carolina 7-4 455 20 16. UCLA 17. Texas 9-3 453 24 18. Mississippi 11-1 451 25 19. Tennessee 10-0 450 28 447 17 5-5 20. Miami, Fla. 444 30 11-1 21. Fla International 7-2 441 NR 22. Seton Hall 23. Kentucky 9-2 439 NR 24. San Diego 8-1 437 NR 25. Fresno St. 9-2 434 NR 26. Kansas 11-1 432 NR 27. Arkansas 7-2 430 27 28. Texas Christian 7-4 428 12 29. Rice 7-5 426 15 30. Clemson 6-4 423 16

Pro Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 33 26 .559 Brooklyn 29 29 .500 21 40 .344 New York Boston 20 40 .333 Philadelphia 15 45 .250 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 43 14 .754 Washington 31 29 .517 Charlotte 27 33 .450 Atlanta 26 32 .448 Orlando 19 43 .306 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 46 13 .780 Chicago 33 27 .550 Detroit 24 36 .400 24 37 .393 Cleveland 12 47 .203 Milwaukee WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 43 16 .729 Houston 40 19 .678 Dallas 36 25 .590 Memphis 34 25 .576 New Orleans 23 37 .383 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 45 15 .750 Portland 41 19 .683 Minnesota 30 29 .508 Denver 25 34 .424 Utah 21 39 .350 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 41 20 .672 Golden State 36 24 .600 Phoenix 35 24 .593 21 39 .350 L.A. Lakers 21 39 .350 Sacramento Monday’s Games Memphis 110, Washington 104 Brooklyn 96, Chicago 80 Miami 124, Charlotte 107 Detroit 96, New York 85 Milwaukee 114, Utah 88 Minnesota 132, Denver 128 L.A. Lakers 107, Portland 106 Sacramento 96, New Orleans 89 Today’s Games Golden State at Indiana, 4 p.m. San Antonio at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Miami at Houston, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 6 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Houston at Orlando, 4 p.m. Utah at Washington, 4 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 4 p.m. Memphis at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Golden State at Boston, 4:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 5 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

GB — 1 3 ⁄2 13 1 13 ⁄2 1 18 ⁄2 GB — 131⁄2 1 17 ⁄2 1 17 ⁄2 1 26 ⁄2 GB — 1 13 ⁄2 1 22 ⁄2 23 34 GB — 3 8 9 1 20 ⁄2 GB — 4 1 14 ⁄2 1 19 ⁄2 24 GB — 41⁄2 5 191⁄2 1 19 ⁄2

Lakers 107, Blazers 106 L.A. LAKERS (107): Bazemore 5-9 0-2 14, Johnson 7-11 0-0 14, Gasol 10-20 2-2 22, Marshall 3-9 0-0 7, Meeks 8-16 3-3 21, Brooks 1-9 6-6 8, Farmar 4-9 0-0 9, Kelly 2-4 0-0 4, Sacre 3-5 2-2 8, Henry 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 43-94 13-15 107. PORTLAND (106): Batum 6-14 3-5 17, Aldridge 9-19 3-4 21, Lopez 9-13 1-1 19, Lillard 8-19 1-4 20, Matthews 3-12 0-0 7, Wright 3-6 0-0 8, Leonard 0-0 1-2 1, Williams 3-9 1-2 7, Barton 0-1 0-0 0, McCollum 2-3 1-1 6. Totals 43-96 11-19 106. L.A. Lakers 33 30 24 20 — 107 Portland 20 36 28 22 — 106 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 8-18 (Bazemore 45, Meeks 2-6, Marshall 1-2, Farmar 1-3, Kelly 0-1, Johnson 0-1), Portland 9-29 (Lillard 3-8, Wright 2-4, Batum 2-5, McCollum 1-2, Matthews 1-6,

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Florida (46) 27-2 1,606 1 2. Wichita St. (14) 31-0 1,555 2 3. Arizona (5) 27-2 1,514 3 4. Duke 23-6 1,364 6 25-5 1,304 12 5. Virginia 6. Villanova 26-3 1,292 8 26-3 1,240 4 7. Syracuse 22-7 1,200 5 8. Kansas 9. Wisconsin 24-5 1,075 14 10. San Diego St. 25-3 995 13 11. Louisville 24-5 959 7 12. Michigan 21-7 899 16 23-5 892 9 13. Creighton 14. North Carolina 22-7 755 19 737 11 24-5 15. Cincinnati 16. Iowa St. 22-6 613 15 25-4 539 10 17. Saint Louis 18. SMU 23-6 427 23 19. UConn 23-6 423 — 20. Memphis 22-7 364 21 21. New Mexico 23-5 338 25 22. Michigan St. 22-7 322 18 21-8 183 — 23. Oklahoma 24. Iowa 20-9 94 20 92 17 21-8 25. Kentucky Others receiving votes: Texas 70, VCU 58, UCLA 45, Gonzaga 38, Stephen F. Austin 38, Kansas St. 19, Saint Joseph’s 19, Ohio St. 17, Green Bay 13, Harvard 7, Arizona St. 5, UMass 5, Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 2, Xavier 2, NC Central 1, Oklahoma St. 1, Southern Miss. 1.

USA Today Men’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 2, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 793 1 27-2 1. Florida (25) 31-0 769 2 2. Wichita State (7) 3 741 27-2 3. Arizona 23-6 672 7 4. Duke 5. Virginia 25-5 656 11 26-3 647 9 6. Villanova 7. Syracuse 26-3 563 5 22-7 559 6 8. Kansas 9. Louisville 24-5 548 4 10. San Diego State 25-3 511 13 11. Wisconsin 24-5 489 14 21-7 455 16 12. Michigan 13. Creighton 23-5 411 10 14. North Carolina 22-7 352 21 15. Cincinnati 24-5 351 12 8 25-4 293 16. Saint Louis 17. Iowa State 22-6 277 17 23-6 185 24 18. SMU 19. UConn 23-6 170 — 20. Memphis 22-7 160 22 21. New Mexico 23-5 146 — 22. Michigan State 22-7 143 18 21-8 123 25 23. Oklahoma 24. Kentucky 21-8 106 15 25. Iowa 20-9 86 19 Others receiving votes: Texas 50, Kansas State 40, Ohio State 21, UCLA 20, VCU 19, Gonzaga 10, Stephen F. Austin 9, Pittsburgh 7, Southern Miss. 6, Oklahoma State 4, UMass 4, Saint Joseph’s 3, Harvard 1.

The Associated Press Women’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1 30-0 900 1. UConn (36) 2. Notre Dame 29-0 864 2 28-2 816 3 3. Louisville 4. Stanford 27-2 802 5 4 718 26-3 5. South Carolina 6. Tennessee 23-5 679 10 7. West Virginia 26-3 668 11 24-5 658 9 8. Maryland 9. Baylor 25-4 650 6 10. Duke 25-5 562 7 11. Penn St. 22-6 510 8 22-7 489 12 12. Kentucky 13. North Carolina 22-8 481 14 14. NC State 24-6 409 13 15. Texas A&M 23-7 396 17 352 16 22-6 16. Nebraska 21-7 343 19 17. Purdue 18. Oklahoma St. 22-6 299 15 19. Michigan St. 21-8 242 21 20. California 21-8 190 18 26-4 186 22 21. Gonzaga 22. Middle Tennessee 25-4 142 23 23. Iowa 23-7 102 25 24. Rutgers 21-7 49 24 25. DePaul 23-6 41 — O t h e r s r e c e i v i n g v o t e s : Arizona St. 36, Chattanooga 31, Bowling Green 30, Oregon State 30, BYU 7, Syracuse 5, LSU 4, Vanderbilt 4, UTEP 2, Dayton 1, James Madison 1, St. John’s 1.

Men’s Conference Tournaments Patriot League First Round Monday, March 3 Colgate 57, Navy 51 Lafayette 84, Loyola (Md.) 71

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Transactions BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed INF Andy Parrino off waivers from Oakland. Placed LHP Derek Holland on the 60-day DL. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jake Arrieta, RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Justin Grimm, RHP Blake Parker, RHP Neil Ramirez, RHP Hector Rondon, RHP Arodys Vizcaino, LHP Zac Rosscup, LHP Chris Rusin, C Welington Castillo, INF Arismendy Alcantara, INF Mike Olt, INF Christian Villanueva INF Logan Watkins, OF Brett Jackson, OF Junior Lake, OF Matt Szczur and OF Josh Vitters on oneyear contracts. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with RHP Victor Black, OF Andrew Brown, C Juan Centeno, C Travis d’Arnaud, RHP Jacob deGrom, OF Matt den Dekker, LHP Josh Edgin, RHP Jeurys Familia, INF Wilmer Flores, RHP Gonzalez Germen, RHP Erik Goeddel, RHP Matt Harvey, OF Juan Lagares, INF Zach Lutz, LHP Steven Matz, RHP Jenrry Mejia, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Cesar Puello, C Anthony Recker, RHP Ryan Reid, LHP Scott Rice, INF Josh Satin, RHP Carlos Torres, INF Wilfredo Tovar, RHP Jeff Walters and RHP Zack Wheeler on one-year contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with RHP Jesse Hahn, RHP Casey Kelly, RHP Donn Roach, RHP Keyvius Sampson, RHP Burch Smith, RHP Dale Thayer, RHP Nick Vincent RHP Joe Wieland, LHP Robbie Erlin, LHP Juan Oramas, LHP Patrick Schuster LHP Alex Torres, C Yasmani Grandal, C Rene Rivera, INF Yonder Alonso, INF Alexi Amarista, INF Jedd Gyorko, INF Ryan Jackson INF Tommy Medica, OF Yeison Asencio, OF Reymond Fuentes and OF Rymer Liriano on one-year contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled G Troy Daniels from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Released LB Willie Jefferson. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Designated C Alex Mack as the transition player for 2014. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed CB Brent Grimes to a four-year contract. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed DL Cedric Thornton to a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Designated LB Jason Worilds as the transition player for 2014. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with S Bernard Pollard on a multiyear contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Placed the franchise tag on LB Brian Orakpo. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Acquired QB Brian Brohm from Hamilton for a conditional 2015 draft pick. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Washington D Dmitry Orlov two games for boarding Philadelphia F Brayden Schenn during a March 2 game. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with F Brandon Bollig on a three-year contract extension through the end of the 2016-17 season. EDMONTON OILERS — Agreed to terms with G Ben Scrivens on a two-year contract extension. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Announced the resignation of president and CEO Michael Yormark. MINNESOTA WILD — Signed RW Kurtis Gabriel to a three-year entry-level contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Signed F Justin Johnson to a two-way contract for the remainder of the 2013-14 season and assigned him to Bridgeport (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer CHIVAS USA— Waived F Bryan de la Fuente. Signed MF Daniel Fragoso. LA GALAXY — Acquired a conditional 2016 SuperDraft pick from Chicago for D Greg Cochrane. COLLEGE UT MARTIN — Fired men’s basketball coach Jason James.

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Mardi Gras duck BY SARA MOULTON The Associated Press

With Mardi Gras looming, I thought it might be fun to cook up some New Orleansstyled goodies featuring duck, andouille sausage and Creole seasoning. These rich ingredients are typical of the fare from this town that knows how to party — an instinct that goes into overdrive during Mardi Gras. And in this recipe, I’ve figured out a couple ways for us to have our cake and eat it, too. It delivers big flavor without the usual complePhoto by Larry Campbell, The World ment of fat and calories. Diners noshed on a variety of specialties from local restaurateurs at the Bite of Bandon on Saturday evening. Billy Smothboar’s, Bandon Baking Co., McFarlin’s, the Edgewaters, We start with the star of Coastal Mist and the Minute Café were just a few of the businesses serving samples at the event. this show, the breast of duck, a well-known fount of flavor that — depending on how you cook it — doesn’t have to be terribly heavy. I do recommend that you saute the breast with the skin on; that’s how to maximize its deliciousness and moistness. But you can remove and discard the skin — along with The menus for the next wrapped in pastry) with most of the serious fat and Chef’s Table are available. Hollandaise, vegetable medcalories — afterward. In The meals will be March 7 ley; Dessert A la Chef happy fact, duck meat withand and March 14. Lunch is Carolina. out the skin is leaner than at noon Friday and is $10, Friday lunch (March 14): white meat chicken. And dinner is at 6 p.m. and is Starter: Chips, salsa and duck fat is not bad fat. Yes, $20. The March 14 meals guacamole; Entree: Pork some of it is saturated, but a are the final meals of the tamales, chili rellenos, jicalarge percentage of it is current term at OCCI. mono- and poly-unsaturatma slaw, Spanish rice; You can call for reservaed, with the same properties, Dessert: Pineapple-banana tions at 541-888-1540 or incredibly enough, as olive de cajeta. crepas request a reservation online oil. F r i d a y d i n n e r ( M a r c h 1 4 ) : at duck and its sauce are Starter: Chips, salsa and grams/chefs-table. brightened with homemade guacamole; Appetizer: Spicy The menus are: Creole seasoning, which has shrimp flautas with chiliFriday dinner (March 7): at least as much flavor, and Appetizer: Pel meni (meet lime aioli; Entree: Pork significantly less salt, than filled dumplings); Soup: tamales, chili relleno, jicama The Associated Press many store-bought versions. Borscht (beet soup); Entree: slaw, Spanish rice; Dessert a Inside out eggplant parmesan rolls with speedy marinara sauce. My version is modeled on the Individual kulebiaka (salmon la Chef Carolina. spice mixes of two of New Orleans’s greatest chefs — Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse. A great all-purpose mix, my blend works equally well with chicken, shrimp, beef, pork, eggs and vegetables. In fact, you might want to double the recipe and keep the speedy marinara sauce. BY SARA MOULTON extra at the ready for future The Associated Press use. Here, I season the duck I’ve always been a big fan of eggplant INSIDE-OUT EGGPLANT PARMESAN ROLLS ahead of time and let it stand for 15 minutes, which allows Parmesan. There are a bunch of ways to make the spices to flavor the meat this classic Italian dish, but I’m partial to what Start to finish: 1 hour more deeply. But if you’re you might call the full-fat version: thick slices Servings: 6 short on time, just sprinkle of breaded eggplant that are sauteed, then 2 slices large rustic (not bagged sliced) the duck with the seasoning white or whole-wheat bread, crusts dis- right before cooking. The Associated Press baked until creamy, and finally topped with 1 carded and bread cut into ⁄4-inch cubes Maria Romero competes in the first-ever women's division of the annu- tomato sauce and melted cheese. The tomato-based sauce is 3 A vegetarian delight, eggplant Parmesan (about 1 ⁄4 cups) al Napa Valley Grapegrowers' pruning competition at Beringer flavored not only with my nonetheless can be very heavy. You gobble it 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Vineyards' Gamble Ranch in Yountville, Calif. Creole spice mix, but with down with gusto for dinner, but discover it Kosher salt Louisiana’s holy trinity of still sitting in your gut like a brick the next 2 pounds large eggplant vegetables: onion, celery and day. So I wanted to concoct a lighter recipe Olive oil cooking spray bell pepper. Also, in a nod to 1 that still retained all of the ingredients that ⁄2 cup finely chopped roasted red pepper the city’s trademark rich1 make my favorite version so wonderful. 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into ⁄4ness, there’s a soupcon of Eggplant tends to soak up oil like a sponge, inch cubes Andouille sausage. Imported 1 so the first thing I did here was to take a cue ⁄2 ounce grated Parmigiano-Reggiano by Louisiana’s French settlers he’s the best man on the job. from my mom. She used to make an easy but BY MICHELLE LOCKE cheese in the mid-1700s, andouille this year, there was But The Associated Press inventive side dish with eggplant, cutting each 1 teaspoon minced garlic usually is made of smoked something a little different one into 1⁄2-inch slices, brushing every slice 1 ⁄ 2 cups purchased marinara sauce or 2 and coarsely ground pork. It’s YOUNTVILLE, Calif.— about the Napa Valley with her homemade vinaigrette, then baking speedy marinara sauce (recipe below) spicy, too, with the American Every year for the last 12 Grapegrowers’ pruning them all until they were tender and golden. Fresh basil, to garnish version having picked up years the vineyard workers competition. Some of the This limits how much oil they can absorb. For Heat the oven to 400 degrees and adjust more heat than the French of the Napa Valley have contestants lining up to simplicity, I sprayed each slice with a modest the oven racks so there is one in the top third over the centuries. There’s so gathered in the soft light of hack and slash at the over- amount of oil before baking them. and one in the bottom third of the oven. little andouille called for here a mid-winter morning, grown vines were women. Even though this recipe uses less than the shears at the ready, game usual amount of cheese, my crack team of faces on, each eager to prove SEE VINEYARD | C2 testers didn’t seem to miss it. My secret? The SEE DUCK | C2 SEE EGGPLANT | C2

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Spicy sauteed creole duck breast with creole seasoning. This New Orleans-styled dish features duck, andouille sausage and Creole seasoning.

DUCK Continued from Page C1 that you might consider using the full-fat version, but you’re welcome to seek out leaner brands at the supermarket; they’ll be made of chicken and turkey, not pork. In either case, this sauce, like the Creole seasoning, is widely useful. Try it with shrimp, chicken, beef, or pork and see for yourself. By the way, if duck has always struck you as gamey, you haven’t tried Peking (also known as Long Island) duck breast, the kind employed in this recipe. I serve duck breast once a week at home and the family loves it. It’s so quick and easy to prepare that I put it in the same category as steak. As a matter of fact, duck breasts pair up nicely with any of the sauces you’d use with steak. Meanwhile, back to Mardi Gras. Ladies and gents, let the good times roll!


Start to finish: 11⁄2 hours (40 minutes active) Servings: 6 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

EGGPLANT Continued from Page C1 In a medium bowl toss the bread cubes with the oil and a pinch of salt. On a large rimmed baking sheet, spread the cubes in an even layer and bake on the oven’s lower shelf until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer them

2 ounces andouille sausage, finely chopped 1 ⁄2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 ⁄2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 1 ⁄3 cup finely chopped celery 1 1 tablespoon plus ⁄2 teaspoon Creole seasoning (purchased or use the recipe below), divided 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup chopped or crushed canned tomatoes (preferably fire roasted) 2 whole Peking duck breasts (4 halves, about 2 to 21⁄2 pounds) In a medium saucepan over medium, heat the oil. Add the sausage and cook, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a bowl, then return the pan to the heat and add the onion, bell pepper and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 6 1 to 8 minutes. Add 1 to 1 ⁄2 teaspoons of Creole spice mix (or more if you want a very spicy sauce) and the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and tomatoes, then bring the mixture to a boil and simmer until much of the liquid has reduced, about 20 minutes.

Set aside. While the sauce is simmering, using a very sharp knife, lightly score the skin on each duck breast half in a crisscross pattern, cutting well into but not entirely through the meat. Pat the breasts dry and sprinkle them on both sides with the remaining 2 teaspoons Creole spice mix, making sure that the mix gets into the cracks of the scored skin. Let stand for 15 minutes. In a large cold skillet, place the duck breasts, skin side down. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook until the skin looks very crispy, about 12 minutes. Do not pour off the fat; the liquid fat in the pan helps to render out the fat in the skin. When the duck skin is crisp, transfer the breasts to a plate. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan. Return the duck to the skillet, skin side up, and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer the duck to a clean plate, skin side up. Cover loosely with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Pour off any remaining fat in the skillet. Add the sauce and the browned sausage to the skillet and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits in the bottom

Start to finish: 5 minutes 1 Makes about ⁄3 cup 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon hot paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder 11⁄2 teaspoons onion powder 11⁄2 teaspoons cayenne 1 1 ⁄2 teaspoons dried oregano 11⁄2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

back to the bowl. While the cubes are baking, prepare the eggplant. Leaving the skin on, slice it 1 top-to-bottom into ⁄4-inchthick slices, discarding the end pieces that are mostly skin. Spray the baking sheet you used for the bread as well as a second large baking sheet with the olive oil spray.

Sprinkle the eggplant slices very lightly with salt on both sides and arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheets. Spray them lightly with additional olive oil spray. Bake just until barely golden, 16 to 20 minutes, switching the sheet pan positions in the oven after 8 minutes. Add the red pepper, mozz a r e l l a , Parmigiano-Reggiano and garlic to the bread cubes and toss well. Pour half of the tomato sauce into the bottom of a shallow baking pan. Set aside. Arrange the eggplant

slices on a kitchen surface, overlapping a few if they are small to make a wider rectangle (you will need 12 portions total), and divide the filling among the portions, mounding it in the center of each slice. Roll up the slices to enclose the filling. Place the rolls, seam side down, in the baking dish. Spoon the remaining sauce over the rolls and bake on the oven’s lower shelf until the sauce is bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes. Divide the rolls between 6 serving plates, making sure that each portion has ample sauce. Top with fresh basil.

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Nutrition information per serving: 260 calories; 90 calories from fat (35 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 9 g protein; 780 mg sodium.

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Beringer Vineyard’s Gamble Ranch. Steel rasped on steel as competitors sharpened their shears and the murmur of voices dropped as they attacked the rows of spindly vines. There was the snick of sharp, quick cuts made close to wires supporting the vines followed by the rustle and clang of the dry wood being dragged out. Among the 56 workers in the men’s division was Jesus Juarez, who works at Moulds Family Vineyard, and who placed first in the 2008 pruning contest. (He did well this year, too, finishing in fourth place.) He and his brother Roberto, also a vineyard worker, weren’t fazed by seeing the 13 women show up to compete in the women’s division. “It’s good for the women because they get that opportunity,” said Roberto Juarez, who like all the contestants interviewed for this story spoke through an interpreter. Also competing was Maria Fuentes, a vineyard veteran who has worked for Beckstoffer Vineyards since 1977. “I’m very happy to be here,” said Fuentes, smiling as she declared, “It’s about time.” Fuentes thought men might have the edge on strength while women might be a little quicker at skills like suckering, which is when unwanted new shoots are taken off the vine later in the growing season. “I’m not saying that just because I’m a woman,” she added, laughing. The results bore Fuentes’ observations out. Overall, women scored a little higher on technique/quality; men had the edge on speed, Putnam said. “The really exciting thing we discovered when we got back to the office was that the first-place female winner would have beaten everyone in the competition — and not by just a little!” Putnam added in an e-mail after the event. At the time the prizes were awarded, Perez was asked the question of the day: Can women work as well as men in the vineyard? “Yes,” she said, nodding vigorously. She looked down at the prizes she was carrying and smiled. “And here’s the proof!"


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212 Human Resources HUMAN SERVICES CASE MANAGERS North Bend, OR Oregon Department of Human Services The purpose of these positions is to provide case management services to clients who remain in the community, but need assistance and services to continue to do so. Salary $2,942.00 - $4,273.00 Monthly + excellent benefits. For details on Announcement # DHS13-1210 & DHS13-1612, please visit Opportunity closes 11:59 PM on 03/13/2014. EOE.

403 Found Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, $12.00 Thursday & Saturday $17.00


Care Giving 225 227 Elderly Care HARMONY HOMECARE “Quality Caregivers provide Assisted living in your home”. 541-260-1788

Business 300 302 Business Service DIVORCE $155. Complete preparation. Includes children, custody, support, property and bills division. No court appearances. Divorced in 1-5 weeks possible. 503-772-5295. OCAN

306 Jobs Wanted Interest List for future openings: Independent Contract Newspaper Carrier. Contact Susana Norton at 541-269-1222 ext. 255

Lost & Lost Pets 5 lines - 5 days

(Includes Photo)


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We are praying for a child to love. Open hearted, loving couple wishing you would call...Authorized Medical & Legal expenses paid. Call Lisa & Frank toll free 1-855-ADOPT-12 OCAN


6 lines -5 days $45.00

906 4X4 $45.00

$20.00 $55.00 $59.95 1995 4x4 Suzuki Sidekick JX, 16 valve motor , 3” Calmini lift kit , 30x9.50 Dick Cepeks , tow hitch front bumper, CB, rear receiver bumper, full skid plates, 115 k, may take partial trade, runs great!

$3500. 541-297-4122 or 541-297-3466

909 Misc. Auto HONDA WORLD

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LOST: January 12, 2014 in Coos Bay area. Grey Cockatiel Bird. Call 503-568-5842

Education 450

(includes boxing) 6 lines - 20 days $69.95

$8,990 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1 Owner, Auto, Low Miles. #13121A/593867

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Garage Sale / Bazaars

602 Commercial Property

5 lines - 1 day $12.00


Myrtle Point Deli Space

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Real Estate 500 501 Commercial PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitations or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

1500+ sq. ft. Furnished. $900/mo 502 Spruce St. 541-488-0407. Building also for sale.

Better (includes boxing) 5 lines - 2 days $15.00

604 Homes Unfurnished North Bend: 3 bedroom 1 bath, single car garage. Covered patio, fenced yard, no smoking/ no pets $950 mth & $950 deposit. 541-404-1335

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608 Office Space FOR RENT: Office/Retail space approx. 1400 sf. High traffic area at 1544 Newmark $500 Mo. Lease required. For more details call 541-297-2348

610 2-4-6 Plexes 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Garage W/D hookup. Quite - Empire Lake Area. Garbage paid. No pet/ smoking $750. + dep. 275 Ackerman. 541-888-5310 for application.

Pets/Animals 800 801 Birds/Fish

$11,990 2007 Mitsubishi Spyder GT Convertible V6, Auto, Leather, 1 Owner More. #B3482/033247

$14,990 2006 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4, 1 Owner, Low Miles, Auto. #B3488B/544696

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612 Townhouse/Condo



BAYFRONT TOWNHOMES Pets (Includes a Photo)

2008 Ford F150 STX V8, Auto, Power Windows, Low Miles. #B3487/E96222

Good 5 lines - 5 days $12.00

Other Stuff 700 701 Furniture 5 Piece Oak platform King Bed Set $1000. King Sealy Mattress $200. Bamboo Chair w/ottoman $200. Call 541-347-2897 Antique 3 leave Adriano Cherry dinning table. Opens to 7 ft. W/ 4 Chairs. $1000. 541-759-3486

Better 5 lines - 10 days $17.00

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR COOS COUNTY Case No. 13CV0524 SUMMONS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA; Plaintiff, v. DOES 1-2, being the occupants of or parties in possession or claiming any right to possession of the Real Property commonly known as 634 E Street, Coos Bay, OR 97420; DOES 3-4, being the unknown heirs and devisees of Donald H. Kellogg and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, lien, or interest in the property described in the Complaint herein; Defendants. TO: Defendants Does 3-4, being the unknown heirs and devisees of Donald H. Kellogg and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, lien, or interest in the property described in the Complaint herein: IN THE NAME OF THE STATE OF OREGON: You are hereby required to appear and defend the complaint filed against you in the above case within thirty days after the first date of publication of this summons, and if you fail to appear and defend, the plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint. The object of the complaint and the demand for relief are: The plaintiff seeks to foreclose its trust deed on the subject real property described in the complaint as described below in the amount of $107,137.92 plus interest, late charges, costs, advances, and attorney’s fees, and to cause the subject property to be sold by the Sheriff of Coos County, foreclosing the interests of all defendants in the real property with the proceeds applied to satisfy Plaintiff’s lien. The real property is described as follows: Lots 25 and 26, Block 53, EAST MARSHFIELD, Coos County, Oregon. Which currently has the address of 634 E Street, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4 Door,4.7, V8, 1 Owner, Low Miles, Auto. #B3489/473543

For Rent: 2 Bedroom 1 bath Duplex. 3 miles South of Coquille. Water furnished. Call for details @541-396-2789

Wooded setting, fireplace, decks, view of bay and bridge. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Tamarac 541-759-4380

$11,990 2006 Chevrolet Colorado Ext. Cab Auto, Low Miles. #B3484/277845

Best (includes boxing) 6 lines - 3 days $20.00

Legals 100 $15.00



6 lines - 10 days i $55.00

404 Lost

$16,990 2005 Ford F150 4x4 Ext. Cab 5.4, V8, XLT, Low Miles, 1 Owner. #B3490/B35187

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a “motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. If you have questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may call the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at (503) 684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-7636.

6 lines - 15 days $25.00


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By s/Nancy K. Cary Nancy K. Cary, OSB 902254 Of Attorneys for Plaintiff 180 East 11th Avenue P.O. Box 1475 Eugene, Oregon 97440 Telephone: (541)686-8511 Fax: (541)344-2025

$20,990 2008 Honda Odyssey EXL Rear Entertainment, Leather, 8 Passenger, 1 Owner, Moonroof. #B3474/081120

802 Cats

1350 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay

510 Wanted I WILL RENT, lease or lease option to buy the right 3 or more bdrm. house. 1800/+ sq. ft. in Bandon w/garage on end of quiet st. or cul-de-sac on lg. lot or w/acreage. Single story preferred. 541-329-7705.

Rentals 600

The World Link- Free Paper. Contact Susana Norton at 541-269-1222 ext. 255

401 Adoptions

753 Bazaars Real Estate/Rentals


Notices 400

For Sale: Cribbage Board made from Myrtle Wood, comes with deck of Cards and Metal Pegs. $40. call 541-756-4341

5 lines - 5 days - Free

COOS BAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS is recruiting for an



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Found & Found Pets

Applications available online at

Closing date: March 09, 2014. For more information please contact Candace McGowne in Human Resources at or (541) 267-1306.

All Most New Tires off Ford Taurus sz. 215-60-R16 $25. Clam or shrimp Gun round Aluminum Tubbing $20. Call 541-756-4341

Market Place 750

451 Classes

 Accounting Clerk  Cook  Dishwasher  Food & Beverage Supervisor  Housekeepers  Night Auditor  Purchasing Agent  Starter/Ranger


under $200 total 4 lines - 3 days - Free

213 General

Bandon Dunes is now hiring:

Miscellaneous Value710Ads

601 Apartments


601 Apartments

Computer Desk w/ Top Shelf $25. Large Dining Room Hutch 70’s style, Dark wood w/ glass in doors Bottom storage $175. Call 541-260-4398 after 6pm. Glider and ottoman $30. 6 drawer Dresser with mirror $50. Gas and Charcoal BBQ w/side burner.$40. Pet cage carrier x large for 100lb. dog $20. Call 541-269-4670 Mint condition Roll Top Desk 20x33x43 Call 541-751-8080.

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Kohl’s Cat House Adoptions on site. 541-294-3876

806 Livestock

Call for info.

541-297-4834 Willett Investment Properties

5 lines - 5 days $8.00



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday


5 lines - 10 days $12.00

Case No. 14 PB 0024 In the Matter of the Estate of


915 Used Cars 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, one owner less than 82,000mi. Excellent mechanical condition, good upholstery, nearly new tires $3495. Call 541-297-2348

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Richard Swanberg has been appointed and has qualified as the Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings in this estate may obtain additional information from the records of the Court, the Personal Representative or the Attorney for the Personal Representative. All persons having claims against the

Best (includes a photo & boxing) 6 lines -15 days $17.00

C U ISIN E Every Tuesday

All ads will appear in The World, Bandon Western World, Umpqua Post, The World link, and Smart Mobile. Small round dining Table, no chairs $25. White Butcher Block (rolling) $20. Glass top coffee table w/ 2 glass top end tables $50. Call 541-260-4398 after 6pm. Charming 1 Bed/ 1 Bath Apt in quiet North Bend 4-Plex. Recent remodel w/Bay view, access to washer/dryer, carport & near all amenities. $550 per Mo/Utilities paid. Ready Now. Leonard 541-260-2220 $550



2003 34’ Dolphin LX. w/ 2 lg. Slides. 8.1V8-Allison 5 speed, Auto, Hydrolic Levelers. 5.5 kw-gen, 22.5 New Tires. Leather seating. 27 & 20 in. TV $39,999. 541-269-9727

901 ATVs

Merchandise Item

911 RV/Motor Homes

Registered Black Angus Bulls. 2 yr. old and yearlings, many to choose from with different blood lines. 541-271-4940

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE Studio C.B $395 1 bedroom N.B. $450. 1 bedroom C.B. $525.

Tony’s Auto Removal Pays CASH for ALL vehicles in ALL conditions including cars, trucks, big rigs, agriculture equipment & more. Free Towing! 503-283-3095 $$ OCAN

First Publication Date: March 04, 2014 PUBLISHED: The World - March 04, 11, 18 and 25, 2014 (ID-20248005)

Auto - Vehicles Boats -Trailers Good 6 lines - 5 days $15.00

706 Remodeling


New black sink and new white sink w/ faucets $60. new in box. 541-808-4411.

(includes photo) 6 lines - 10 days $20.00


Serving Oregon’s South Coast Since 1878 HOME DELIVERY SERVICE: For Customer Service call 541-269-1222 Ext. 247 Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. If your World newspaper fails to arrive by 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. on Saturday, please call your carrier. If you are unable to reach your carrier, telephone The World at 541-269-9999. RURAL SUBSCRIBERS: Due to The World’ s expansive daily delivery area, rural or remote motor route customers may receive regular delivery later than the times above. Missed deliveries may be replaced the following delivery day. To report missed deliveries, please call 541-269-9999.

an advertising proof is requested in writing and clearly marked for corrections. If the error is not corrected by the Publisher, its liability, if any, shall not exceed the space occupied by the error. Further, the Publisher will reschedule and run the omitted advertisement at advertiser’s cost. All claims for adjustment must be made within seven (7) days of date of publication. In no case shall the Publisher be liable for any general, special or consequential damages.

(includes photo & boxing) 6 lines - 15 days $25.00 All ads will appear in The World, Bandon Western World, Umpqua Post, The World link, and Smart Mobile.

903 Boats For Sale or Trade: 1984 Arima 17 ft. Outboard motor with a kicker. Lots of toys. Includes trailer. $15,000 OBO. 541-267-0424

906 4X4 2000 Ford Ranger

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4x4. Sports package, tinted windows, power everything. 178,000 miles. $3950. OBO. 8-27-12


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C4• The World •Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BRIDGE Wendell Johnson was a psychologist, an actor and a proponent of General Semantics. He said, “Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.” In bridge, you can rarely use the words always and never. But “two” is relevant to this deal. What is the outcome in three notrump after West leads his fourth-highest heart? If you and your partner play regularly together, discuss using minor-suit transfers, although they come up rarely. Here, North could show gamegoing values, long diamonds and a

singleton (or void) in hearts. These transfers are described on my website. South starts with seven top tricks: two spades, two diamonds and three clubs. He will work on diamonds to get (at least) two more winners. Yes, he could lose four hearts and one diamond first — but only if West makes two good plays. After East wins the first trick with his heart ace, he returns the nine, the higher of two remaining cards. This should tell West that South started with four hearts (or five, but then the contract would be unbeatable). When trying to establish a suit in which an opponent will get one trick, give it to him as quickly as possible. So, West must duck the second trick. South will then cash his diamond ace. West needs to realize that East has to win a trick for another heart lead through South, and if that entry card is the diamond jack, West must unblock his queen. If he does not, declarer lets West win the second diamond with his queen and the contract makes with at least one overtrick. (If South has the diamond jack, West’s play is irrelevant.) When West throws away his diamond queen, the contract must fail.

estate are hereby required to present the same, with proper vouchers, within four (4) months after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, to Mike O’Dwyer, Lawyer for the Personal Representative at Post Office Box 2052, (50219 Hwy 101 South, Suite D-1), Bandon, Oregon 97411, or said claims may be barred. Dated and first published this 25th day of February, 2014. Mike O’Dwyer Lawyer for Personal Representative Oregon State Bar No. 76274 Post Office Box 2052 (50219 Hwy 101S. Suite D-1) Bandon, Oregon 97411 Phone (541) 347-1200 – Fax (541) 347-9400 PUBLISHED: The World- February 25, March 4 and 11, 2014 (ID-20247796) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COOS Case No. 14PB0031 NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS In the Matter of the Estate of AGNES R. CURTIS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them to the undersigned personal representative at Lawrence Finneran LLC, Attorney at Law, 405 North Fifth Street, PO Box 359, Coos Bay, Oregon, 97420, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or they may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by this proceeding may obtain additional information from the records

of the court, the personal representative, or the attorneys for the personal representative. //// DATED and first published this 25th day of February, 2014.

lic Auction on March 19, 2014 at 11:00am for non-payment of rent and other fees. Auction to be pursuant to auction rules and procedures for Truax Holdings III. Rules are available upon inquiry.

Marguerite Burklund Personal Representative 2820 Cambridge Street Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Unit # 172 Victor Baker Unit #175 Ursula Burnett Unit #178 Jeffery Gardiner Unit #718 Robby Schell Unit #808 Jake Burch

PUBLISHED: The World - February 25, March 04 and 11, 2014 (ID-20247744) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

PUBLISHED: The World- February 27 and March 04, 2014 (ID-20247983) CITY OF COOS BAY PUBLIC NOTICE

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for Financial Advisor of record for the City of Coos Bay and Urban Renewal Agency will be received by the Finance Department until March 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The RFP and any addendums are available at Questions can be answered by calling Susanne Baker at 541-269-8915. PUBLISHED: The World - March 04, 2014 (ID-20247904) Invitation for bids Sealed bids will be accepted for Lakeside Water District surplus property; 1975 John Deere backhoe in As Is condition. Sealed bids will be accepted at the District office until 4:30 p.m. March 7, 2014. Bids will be opened 7:00 p.m. March 11th, 2014 at the Lakeside Water District regular board meeting, 1000 North Lake Road, Lakeside, OR.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a hearings officer and Coos Bay City Council will conduct public hearings at the times and locations noted below for the purpose of taking testimony on the matter of a planned unit development, subdivision, site plan and architectural review, and conditional use. The applicant, Ocean Grove Development Group, LLC, 1801 Hwy 99 North, Ashland, OR 97520 is requesting approval for a mixed-use planned unit residential development. The proposed site is 71.9 acres and is located south of the developed portion of Lindy Lane.

PUBLISHED: The World- February 25 and March 04, 2014 (ID-20247647) LEGAL NOTICE

Objections should be filed at least five days prior to the date of the hearings.

The Fortress Self Storage 1503 Ocean Blvd NW Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-888-5521 The following units will be sold at Pub-

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: Find your niche here! Tell them what your business has to offer on the Bulletin Board. Affordable advertising customized just for you! Call

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PUBLISHED:The World - March 4, 2014 and April 1, 2014 (ID-20247969) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS A Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Real Estate Broker/Agent of Record for the City of Coos Bay will be received by the Finance Department until March 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The RFP and any addendums are available at Questions can be answered by calling Susanne Baker at 541-269-8915. PUBLISHED: The World - February 27 and March 04, 2014 (ID-20247902)


The hearing officer’s hearing will take place on March 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 500 Central Avenue. The City Council will consider the hearings officer recommendation for the subdivision at a public hearing which will occur on April 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the same location.

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The hearings are open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. Individuals interested in obtaining additional information should contact the Community Development Department at Coos Bay City Hall prior to the hearing.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014 Stand up for your rights and be forthright in stating your beliefs. Your intensity will encourage others to support your position. You will be challenged by many new opportunities and experiences in the year ahead. If you face them with conviction, you will succeed. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — Your involvement in charitable organizations will help raise your profile. The result will encourage you to increase your efforts and will spur even greater support. Positive action brings stellar results. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You will be able to improve your position through the power of persuasion. Share your views, and stress the positive results that will ensue if your plans are put into action. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Opportunities will come your way if you share your aspirations with others. You may have to make some minor adjustments to your plans, but in the end, you will achieve the desired outcome. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Concentrate on your duties, and use discretion when speaking your mind. Someone could try to use your words against you. Don’t be tempted to join in a heated discussion. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You are a talented individual with a unique way of helping others. Unleashing your creativity will enable you to offer significant improvements and solutions.Your generosity will be

Call CallMichelle Valerie atat 541-269-1222 293 541-269-1222 ext. Ext.269 inspiring. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — It’s in your best interest to listen to those around you. You will discover information pertinent to a decision that you need to make. Reserve your opinion until you have all the facts. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your inquisitive nature is looking for a new creative outlet. Explore new activities, challenges and topics that you find stimulating in order to meet people who share similar interests. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Take on a task that’s been hanging over your head for too long. Stop making excuses and start acting decisively so you can move on to more pleasurable activities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — To maintain your good reputation, you should acquaint yourself with all the relevant information required prior to engaging in a new venture or partnership. Deception will lead to a broken agreement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Your leadership prospects will be improved if you are a team player. Establish yourself as a hard worker. Someone who is easy to get along with could be a valuable asset to your cohort. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Spend time with people who inspire you. A meaningful relationship is based on mutual interests and ideals. Sharing your ideas will improve your connection to someone special. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Avoid anyone trying to meddle with your plans. Rather than go along with someone else’s ideas, you should fulfill the projects that are important to you.

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